11/06: The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism: with Catherine Rottenberg

The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism:

with Catherine Rottenberg

Tuesday, November 6th


Room 9207

CUNY Graduate Center

Catherine Rottenberg, discussing her new book, The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism, which offers a new framework for understanding the kind of cultural work neoliberal feminism carries out. Rottenberg argues that neoliberalism needs this new variant of feminism to colonize more domains, and examines the high-powered women and celebrities who are embracing this new variant of feminism.

Catherine Rottenberg is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, as well as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics and the Gender Studies Program at Ben-Gurion University. She is the author of Performing Americanness: Race, Class and Gender in Modern African- and Jewish- American Literature and Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side.

This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by ARC (Advanced Research Collaborative, the CUNY GC PhD Program in Political Science, and PhD Program in Critical Social/Personality Psychology, The Center for the Study of Women and Society, and The Center for Place, Culture and Politics.

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