During the 2016-18 academic years, Catherine Rottenberg joins the Department of Sociology as a Marie Currie Fellow. Her current research project is on neoliberal feminism. She has already written three articles on the topic: “Happiness in the Liberal Imagination: How Superwoman Became Balanced” (in Feminist Studies), “The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism” (in Cultural Studies), and “Neoliberal Feminism and the Future of Human Capital” (forthcoming in Signs).
Rottenberg is Senior Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel with a joint appointment in the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics and the Gender Studies Program. She is also the author of Performing Americanness: Race, Class, and Gender in Modern African-American and Jewish-American Literature (UP of New England, 2008), the editor of Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side (SUNY Press 2013), and has written the critical introduction to the rediscovered Anzia Yezierska novel, All I Could Never Be (Persea Books, forthcoming). Widely published in a range of peer-reviewed journals, her work spans a range of fields: African-American and Jewish-American literature, critical race and urban studies as well as feminist theory.