Samantha Majic

Associate Professor of Political Science, John Jay College, City University of New York


Samantha Majic holds a PhD in Government from Cornell University. Her research lies in gender and American politics, with specific interests in sex work, celebrities and politics, civic engagement, and normative change. She is the author of  Sex Work Politics: From Protest to Service Provision (University of Pennsylvania Press), co-author (with Carisa Showden) of Youth Who Trade Sex in the US: Agency, Intersectionality, and Vulnerability (Temple University Press), and the co-editor (with Carisa Showden) of  Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism  (University of Minnesota Press). Her research has also appeared in numerous political science and gender studies journals. A  Fellow of the American Association of University Women, Dr Majic is also a member of the editorial boards for the journals The American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics,  and  Critical Policy Studies.

Read more from Dr Samantha Majic: 

Majic, S. (2021). Publicizing the (In)visible? Celebrities, Anti-Human Trafficking Activism, and Feminist Ideologies. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society. 28(1), pp. 94-118 (Published online 30 October 2019)

Majic, S. (2020). “Same Same but Different? Gender, sex work and respectability politics in the MyRedBook and Rentboy closures.” Anti-Trafficking Review. (4), pp. 82-98

Majic, S., O’Neill, D., & Bernhard, M. (2020). “From the Editors: Celebrity and Politics.” Perspectives on Politics. 18(1), pp. 1-8 Introduction to special issue on celebrity and politics, guest edited by S. Majic