Dana Bialer

Wheelock College Full-time Instructor of American Studies Dana BialerFull-time Instructor of American Studies
Email: dbialer@wheelock.edu
Office: Activities East 225F

Educational Degrees

B.A., Simmons College
Master of Public Policy in Public Policy/Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies joint degree, Brandeis University

Dana Bialer holds a joint Master of Public Policy in public policy and Master of Arts in women and gender studies from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Bialer received her BA degree from Simmons College, in which her studies focused on women's studies, political science and social justice.  She served as a 2011 C. Edwin Baker Media Policy Fellow with Free Press, a leading national media policy organization.

Bialer's academic interests involve examining the connections between human trafficking and pornography, and research into the ways the porn industry commodifies queer identities. Her research experience includes media contextualization of pornography, programming to alleviate health disparities for Black women and girls, United States LGBT anti-discrimination policy, and domestic/transnational human trafficking. 

Bialer has assumed leadership roles in a diversity of community and national organizations and campaigns, including V-Day, the Colleges of the Fenway consortium's Take Back The Night, U.S. Department of Justice Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, Human Rights Campaign, and her recent appointment to the Stop Porn Culture! Board of Directors.     

Courses Taught

  • American Identities
  • Women, Culture, and Society
  • Introduction to Government
  • Gender and Politics

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