Nadia Alexandra Roche
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 311
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street

Biography, Education and Training

Nadia Roche is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Sociology department at UCSC who works in the fields of Embodiment, Race, and Visual Culture and investigates the growing industry of cosmetic genital surgery.

Nadia believes that the increasing intolerance of women and their bodies paired with global patterns of increasing commodification of the body and sexuality impacts the psychological and physical well being of women.  

Nadia has garnered Teaching Fellowships and TA-ships, the Chancellors Graduate Internship and the Graduate Student Body Presidency. 

Nadia holds a BA in Women and Gender Studies from UC Davis, an MSc in Globalization, Development, and Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MA in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz.