Senior Middle East / Iranian Expert
Dr. Jessica Emami
Jessica Emami, PhD, is an Iranian-Italian-American adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University in Washington, DC. She has expertise in gender, Iranian antisemitism, and technology.
Jessica’s current research analyzes the antisemitism in the speeches and political activity of the Ayatollah Khomeini.
Jessica is also the author of “Social Media Victimization: Theories and Impacts of Cyberpunishment” (Lexington Books, 2022), a book that describes how and why consumers use social media to punish or “cancel” others.
She obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, preceded by undergraduate studies in Computer and Information Science at the University of Maryland, Global Campus.
Jessica has been a Research Fellow at the George Mason University Institute for Immigration Research, and Lead Researcher for the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program.
Prior to academia, Jessica was active in the international labor movement. She is fluent in Farsi (Persian) and English and conversant in Italian.
FLIP YOUR DIPLOMA:
How Antisemitism at Columbia University Inspired a Viral Alumni Campaign
Jessica Emami interviews Asaf Eyal on his very public resignation from Columbia University’s School of Social Work where he served as a Field Instructor. He discusses the indoctrination of our future social workers and how the Flip Your Diploma Campaign is pressuring administrators to protect Jewish students on campus.
Listen to Dr. Jessica Emami on Talking Point: Conversations With Laura Kessler
Everything You Wanted to Know About Iran But Were Afraid to Ask
Dr. Jessica Emami joins the JTVC team as Middle East / Iranian Analyst and helps us break down the big picture regarding how Iran is manipulating its proxies against Israel in the Middle East on this Talking Point / BIPACT crossover episode.
Social Media Victimization and Cyberbullying
Sociologist Jessica Emami discusses her new book, cyber punishment, Iranian feminism, and how online hate and cyber bullying affects the Jewish community.