Christina Nadler is a social theorist, currently completing her dissertation “Denial: A Sociological Theory,” in the Sociology Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her work draws from cultural studies, feminism, animal studies, settler colonial studies, and critical race theory, but is grounded in a sociological perspective that is always engaged with inequality and social justice. In her dissertation, she argues that denial is sociological, not just an intrapsychic phenomenon. By examining three scales of society, the sociospatial, the sociomental, and the psychosocial, she brings together different levels of sociological analysis to show the complex and layered ways society participates in denial.
Christina has earned the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate. She has taught undergraduate courses in the Sociology departments at Hunter College and Brooklyn College. Courses she has taught most recently include Classical Sociological Theory, Current Social Theory, and Sociology of Gender. In the past, Christina has also taught courses on race, social networks, and family. In her tenure as a Writing Fellow at Bronx Community College during the 2011-2012 academic year, she developed curriculum based on the principles of the Writing Across the Curriculum program, which emphasize writing as a tool of learning, rather than solely a means of assessment. Since Fall 2014, Christina has worked as an Instructional Technology Fellow for Macaulay Honors College, CUNY, where she works with faculty members to integrate digital pedagogies into their courses.
Currently, Christina is working as the OpenCUNY Academic Digital Medium Coordinator for Organizing and Action. OpenCUNY provides Graduate Center students access to free and open source digital media. Christina extends the integration of action-oriented media within the OpenCUNY medium and fosters connections with organizations who share OpenCUNY’s mission. She believes firmly in open source technologies.
Christina has held leadership positions on The Graduate Center’s Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) from 2009-2014, and was a member of the DSC’s Executive Committee from 2011-2013. Christina has also served on the Cultural Studies Association’s Executive Committee from 2012-2014 and the 2014 Conference Planning Committee.
Christina is also an activist, vegan, community gardener, and companion to an old dog and a baby cat.