Catherine Rottenberg joins the Department of American and Canadian Studies as Associate Professor following a two-year Marie Curie EU fellowship at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she completed a project examining the rise of neoliberal feminism.
Her areas of expertise include 20th-century American literature, with particular interest in comparative African-American and Jewish-American literary studies, multi-ethnic US literature, Harlem Renaissance studies, "passing" narratives, as well as feminist, critical race and urban theory. She has additional expertise in postfeminism, neoliberal and popular feminism as well as contemporary theories of "care".
She is currently engaged in two new long-term research projects. One is a collaborative project with Dr. Shani Orgad and Dr. Sara De Benedictis that examines the Anglo-American media coverage of the #MeToo campaign. The second revolves around the global "care crisis." She is also part of an interdisciplinary care collective research group that is exploring the conceptual aspects of the current care crisis, and they have a number of projects in the offing.