Catherine Rottenberg

Catherine Rottenberg

Catherine Rottenberg is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Nottingham and author of The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism (Oxford UP, 2018).

US Midterms 2018

We need social justice, not just more women in Congress

Most of the women running for office in the November midterms in the US are unlikely to challenge the status quo.

We need social justice, not just more women in Congress

Israel

Why Natalie Portman is not the real story

Something much more important is happening than Portman's decision not to attend a prize ceremony in Israel.

Why Natalie Portman is not the real story

United States

Trump: 'the fortune' of the progressive left

Trump's overt racism, xenophobia and misogyny have helped US progressives to become more daring, vocal and visible.

Trump: 'the fortune' of the progressive left

Women's Rights

Can #MeToo go beyond white neoliberal feminism?

Who can say #MeToo and who will be heard?

Can #MeToo go beyond white neoliberal feminism?

Oscars

Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel

Oscar nominees' refusal to be paid props for Brand Israel could reflect a desire to avoid a very polarised discussion.

Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel

Human Rights

Trumping it up: Neoliberalism on steroids

Trump's ascendency should not be seen as marking neoliberalism's demise, but rather as ushering in its newest stage.

Trumping it up: Neoliberalism on steroids

Health

Why women should support Sanders not Clinton

The idea that having a woman in office will automatically make the lives of most US women better is wrong-headed.

Why women should support Sanders not Clinton

US & Canada

Hijacking feminism

Powerful women are introducing a new form of feminism devoid of social justice, argues Rottenberg.

Hijacking feminism