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Meet the Leadership

Please send all requests for application materials to wliapplications@pace.edu.

Co-Directors

Emily Bent, PhD (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research explores how girl-activists engage in social justice movements within transnational contexts. Over the last fifteen years, she has conducted fieldwork with more than 100 girl-activists engaged in the girls’ rights movement at the United Nations.

Marcella Szablewicz, PhD (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies. Her research focuses on youth and digital media, with a dual emphasis on moral panics about new technology and the ways that digital media can empower or exclude marginalized voices. Dr. Szablewicz conducts fieldwork in China, where she lived for a number of years.

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Women's and Gender Studies
NYC
Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Communication Studies
NYC

Student Peer Leader

Mick Bongiovi '23 (she/her)

Film and Screen Studies (FSS)
Email: mb41519@pace.edu

Mick Bongiovi is a FSS Major and Teaching Assistant, and the Distribution and Marketing Intern at Women Make Movies, the leading distributor of films made by and about women. Mick has received a certificate in Crisis Leadership Mentorship for Community, Justice and Connection During the Pandemic.