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Dr. Carmela Muzio Dormani (she/her) is a Bronx-based sociologist, dancer, and creative consultant.


She completed her PhD in sociology at CUNY Graduate Center and is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mercy College, where she teaches courses on race, class, gender, and culture.


Her research focuses on everyday cultural practices in multiethnic communities, with particular emphasis on understanding New York City history, movements for social change, and grassroots dance practices. Her writing has appeared in The Journal of Popular Culture, Latino Studies, and Dance Magazine.

In her consulting work, Carmela supports creative entrepreneurs and organizations launching new projects that align with their values and provide increased financial freedom. Connect with her on IG @melamuzio or through her podcast, The Millennial Phd.

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