Marisa Tramontano


Educator, Activist, Parent

Doctoral Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Academic Interests

My research focuses on the ways in which deeply entrenched gendered and racialized ideologies and myth-making work to legitimate the oppressive structures our students encounter in their daily lives. My dissertation took a deep dive into the propaganda that justified problematic and violent policies in the aftermath of 9/11 in general and the killing of Osama bin Laden in particular. I furthered my commitment to Public Sociology by summarizing my key findings into a highly accessible essay for the general public. Likewise, State Social Media and The Terror-Trauma Discourse is published on E-International Relations, a peer-reviewed open access website that draws the most esteemed scholars in the field while, remaining widely available to the public and written in easily digestible language. I also framed, compiled, and published a zero-cost open-access reader on Intersectionality through Pace University, to further my commitment to reducing the burden of textbook costs for students from lower income backgrounds.