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Dacia Paje - Drexel Communication Doctoral Student

Dacia Pajé

Department of Communication
Office: 3201 Arch, Suite 100
Phone: 215.895.2890


  • MS in Communication for International Relations, IULM (2016)
  • BA in Law, University of Milan (2014)

Research Interests:

  • Feminist Media Studies
  • Violence Against Women in Media
  • Rape Culture and Television
  • Legal and Courtroom Semiotics
  • Feminist Legal Studies
  • Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Sexual Violence


Dacia came to Drexel University from Milan, Italy, where she obtained her BA in Law and her MA in Communication for International Relations. As a requirement for her masters' degree, she took an internship in Washington, DC for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). During that time, she had the chance to collaborate with North Korean survivors and developed her interest for human rights and NGO's communication. After this, she returned to Italy and started working part-time for a PR agency (Golin Italia) and a non-profit organization (Transparency International Italia). In 2019, she came back to the USA to attend the master's program in CCM at Drexel University, where she is now a PhD Candidate. Her research agenda focuses on the televised construction of violence against women and rape culture, with particular attention on the onscreen portrayals of courtrooms and their effects on the audience. She is also interested in the online discourse around rape culture and is fascinated by the reality of courtrooms and the legal discourse around rape cases.