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Prof. Barbara Katz Rothman

Barbara Katz Rothman

Email: BKatzRothman@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: 646 312-4470
Fax: 646 312-4461
Location: VC 4264

Website: barbarakatzrothman.com

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD, is Professor of Sociology, Public Health, Disability Studies and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she also runs the Food Studies concentration.

Her books include IN LABOR; THE TENTATIVE PREGNANCY; RECREATING MOTHERHOOD; THE BOOK OF LIFE; WEAVING A FAMILY:UNTANGLING RACE AND ADOPTION, and LABORING ON, and most recently,  A BUN IN THE OVEN: How the Food and BIrth Movements Resist Industrialization.   She is Past President of Sociologists for Women in Society; the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and of the President of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Her professional honors and awards include the Lee Founders Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Jesse Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association, the mentoring award of Sociologists for Women in Society, the Award for the Promotion of Human Welfare of the Southern Sociological Society, and a particular source of pride, an award for “Midwifing the Movement” from the Midwives Alliance of North America.

She has been a participant in the Scholars-in-Residence Program of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where she conducted research for her book Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption; a Marie Goepert Mayer Professor at the Universitat Osnabrueck in Germany; a Leverhulme Professors at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom; a Visting Professor at the Charite Hospital and Medical School in Berlin; and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and a visting Professor at the International Midwifery Preparation Program of Ryerson University in Toronto Canada,

She received her PhD in Sociology from New York University, but her undergraduate and Master’s degree are from Brooklyn College. Having been a faculty member at Baruch College and the Graduate School since 1979, she considers herself both a true CUNY product and member of the CUNY community.

For more information about her current work, including current blogs and media information, see http://www.BarbaraKatzRothman.com

          Selected Publications (Books only):

A Bun in the Oven: HOW THE FOOD AND BIRTH MOVEMENTS RESIST INDUSTRIALIZATION, New York University Press, 2016

         

 

 

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