Dina B. Pinsky

Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Easton 338 1 (215) 572-8544

About Me

Associate Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of Gender and Women's Studies Minor

Areas Of Focus

digital sociology, gender and sexuality, qualitative research methods

Education History

Graduate Center, City University of New York 2002

Ph.D. in Sociology and Certificate in Women’s Studies

Barnard College, Columbia University 1994

B.A., Major in Sociology



“Slide into Your DM with Heart Eyes”: Teenagers Flirting on Social Media

Research Paper

Author 2013

“The Sustained Snapshot: Incidental Ethnographic Encounters in Qualitative Interview Studies”

Article, Qualitative Research 15(3):281-295

co-author 2015

“‘A World Turned Upside Down’: Emotional Labour and the Professional Dominatrix”

Article, Sexualities 18(4):438-458.

Co-Authored with Tania Levey

co-author 2015

“A Constellation of Stigmas: Complicating Sex Work Stigma with the Case of the Professional Dominatrix”

Article, Deviant Behavior 36(5):347-367

Co-Authored with Tania Levey

Author 2010

Jewish Feminists: Complex Identities and Activist Lives

Book, University of Illinois Press

Research Summary

Dr. Dina Pinsky's current research project, "Digital Teens" is an ethnographic study (involving digital ethnography and interviews) of adolescent peer interactions as mediated through social media. Using feminist and symbolic-interactionist frameworks, Dr. Pinsky analyzes narratives about on-line flirting to explore constructions of gender and sexuality among teens. Her previous research has focused on sex work stigma, Jewish feminist activists, and ethnographic research methodologies.