Antonina Semivolos

Assistant Instructor

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    Media School
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  • Research and Creative Interests

    Area studies and anthropology; yoga, photography, travel,


    I completed an undergraduate degree at NYU (magna cum laude) in Italian Cinema Studies and Economics (Honors Thesis: “Social and Economic Aspects of Italian Neo-Realism, a Comparison Between Fellini’s 'La Dolce Vita' and Principles of Erich Fromm’s Humanistic Philosophy”). Before moving to Bloomington, I worked as a legal assistant in a boutique trust and estates law firm, and thereafter as an electronic discovery paralegal for another prominent law firm. The combination of these professional experiences and my academic background in area studies (mostly anthropology) and law evolved into my present academic interest: manifestation of complex systems through individuals' privacy perceptions. I completed a dual degree in area studies and law, both at Indiana University Bloomington. As a current PhD student in Media School, my dissertation research focuses on privacy perceptions (case study: post-Soviet and contemporary Russia).

    Recent Projects: US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Fellow (Rule of Law and Community in Moscow, Russia).