E-mail:coccac [at] oldwestbury [dot] edu
New Academic Building
- Tuesday and Thursday 10:15-11:15,
- Thursday 1-2,
- or by appointment.
- People, Power, and Politics, PE1600
- Introduction to U.S. Politics, PE2650
- State and Local Politics, PE3850
- Politics of Gender and Sexuality, PE4450
- Political Thought, PE4620
- Constitutional Law and Politics, PE4655
- Law and Civil Liberties, PE4658
- Law and Civil Rights, PE4659
- Political Systems, PE4680
- U.S. Constitutional and Political History (MAT program), HI6520
- Ph.D. 2000, M.A. 1997. New York University, Department of Politics
- B.A. 1993. Fordham University, Individualized Major in Political Science and Media Studies
- Gender, sexuality, and law; civil liberties and civil rights; politics of comics
Select publications & presentations:
- “The Broke Back Test: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Portrayals of Women in Mainstream Superhero Comics, 1993-2013.” 2014. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Vol. 5, No. 4 (October): 411-428.
- "Re-Booting Barbara Gordon: Oracle, Batgirl, and Feminist Disability Theories." ImageText Vol. 4, No. 4
- “Negotiating the Third Wave of Feminism in Wonder Woman.” 2014. PS: Political Science and Politics Vol. 47, No. 1 (January): 98-103.
- “Youth Voices for Change: Building Political Efficacy and Civic Engagement through Digital Media Literacy.” 2013. Journal of Digital and Media Literacy Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring): N.p. [With Steven Goodman].
- Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation. 2016. Bloomsbury.
- Adolescent Sexuality. 2006. Westport, CT: Praeger. [editor]
- Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States. 2004. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. [author]