Levey, Tania

Levey, Tania

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-3779
Office Location: AC-3A09


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  CUNY Graduate Center  Sociology  2006 
certificate  CUNY Graduate Center  Women's Studies  2006 
BA  Rutgers University  Philosophy/Women's Studies  1994 
Dr. Tania Levey's research interests include sex and gender; work and occupations; stigma; and sex work. Past research focused on the effects of public higher education on the long-term educational and occupational attainments of low-income women and their children. Currently Dr. Levey is examining issues relating to emotional labor and stigma among sex workers, specifically professional dominatrixes, and sexual shaming through social media.

Areas of Expertise

Sex and Gender
Work and Occupations
Higher Education
Research Methods

Books in Field Of Expertise

Attewell, P., D. Lavin, with T. Domina (collaborator) and T. Levey (collaborator). Passing the Torch: Does Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Pay Off across the Generations?. New York: Russell Sage, Rose Monograph Series, 2007. .

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Levey, T., & Pinsky, D.. "A Constellation of Stigmas: Stigma Management and the Professional Dominatrix." Deviant Behavior. Accepted on May 9, 2014: .

Pinsky, D. and Levey, T.. "'The World Turned Upside Down’: Emotional Labor and the Professional Dominatrix." Sexualities. Accepted on May 22, 2014: .

Roksa, J. and T. Levey. "What Can You Do with That Degree? Tradeoffs between Strong and Weak Ties to the Labor Market." Social Forces. 89(2) 2010: 389-416.

Levey, T. "The Effect of Level of College Entry on Mid-Career Occupational Attainments." Community College Review. 38(1) 2010: 3-30.

Levey, T. "Mechanisms of Educational Involvement and Mother’s Level of Education." International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 4(4) 2009: 159-172.

Levey, T. and C. Silver. "Gender and Value Orientations: What's the Difference!?." Sociological Forum. 21(4) 2006: 659-691.

Attewell, P., D. Lavin, T. Domina, and T. Levey. "New Evidence on College Remediation." Journal of Higher Education. 77(5) 2006: 886-924.

Attewell, P., D. Lavin, T. Domina, and T. Levey. "The Black Middle Class: Progress, Prospects, and Puzzles." Journal of African American Studies. 8(1-2) 2004: 6-19.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Attewell, Lavin, Domina, and Levey. "The Black Middle Class: Progress, Prospects, and Puzzles." Free at Last? Black America in the 21st Century. 2006: .

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Skill and Creativity in the Life Stories of Professional Dominatrices " 2/25/2012: Eastern Sociological Society.

" Schuller, M. & Levey, T. "Thirsting for Justice: Cholera and the Lack of Water and Sanitation in Haiti’s IDP Camps." " 11/21/2011: American Sociological Association.

" Noise Exposure Estimates of Urban MP3 Player Users " 11/19/2009: Speech, Language, and Hearing Association.

" Tied In or Tied Down: Links between College Credentials and the Labor Market " 8/11/2009: American Sociological Association.

" College Preparation, Selectivity, and Today's College Students " 12/19/2008: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, York College.

" Passing the Torch Book Event " 3/31/2008: New York City Technical College.

" Higher Education and Social Mobility: The Role of Community Colleges " 3/9/2006: Center for Economics of Education, Columbia University.

" The Effect of the Associate's Degree on New Outcomes " 4/9/2006: American Education Research Association.

" Community Colleges and Intergenerational Upward Mobility " 2/24/2006: Eastern Sociological Society.

" Is There a College Drop Out Boom? " 2/24/2006: Eastern Sociological Society.

" Assessing the Effects of Community Colleges on the Life Chances of Students and their Children " 11/2005: Association for the Study of Higher Education.

" Race and College for All " 11/2005: American Sociological Association.

" Reexamining Community College Effects: New Techniques, New Outcomes " 3/2005: Eastern Sociological Society.

" Reexamining Power and Agency in Sex Work " 3/2005: Eastern Sociological Society.

" CUNY's Open Admissions Policy, It's Long-term Impact and What it Means for Teaching " 12/2/2005: CUNY Chancellor's Fellows Event.

" How Do Higher Education Attainments of Low Income and Minority Women Influence Economic Well Being Three Decades Later " 3/2003: Eastern Sociological Society.

" The Influence of Higher Educational Opportunity on the Educational Attainments of Low Income and Minority Women: A Thirty Year Follow Up " 3/2003: Eastern Sociological Society.


PSC-CUNY, ‘The World Turned Upside Down’: The Life and Work of the Professional Dominatrix. 2013-2014: $6,000.

PSC-CUNY, Working on Top: The Life and Work of the Professional Dominatrix. 2012-2013: $3990.00.

PSC-CUNY, Revisiting Community College Effects. 2010-2011: $2660.00.

PSC-CUNY, The Intergenerational Effects of Community Colleges. 2009-2010: $3516.28.

PSC-CUNY, Reexamining Community College Effects. 2007-2008: $2800.00.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

American Sociological Association: 1995-present.

Eastern Sociological Society: 1996-present.

Sociologists for Women and Society: 2011-present.