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INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: The rise of neoliberal feminism by Professor Catherine Rottenberg

Professor Catherine Rottenberg, Nottingham University

Date/Time: Tuesday 3 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

Hosted by Dr Martin Farr, with introduction from Dr Marina Yusupova

In this talk, Catherine Rottenberg discusses her book, The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism, offering insight into why identifying as a feminist has increasingly become a source of cultural capital for high-profile women from Hillary Clinton to Ivanka Trump. She argues that neoliberalism may actually need feminism in order to ‘solve’ the thorny issues of reproduction and care work.

Catherine Rottenberg's book, The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism, is available to buy now from our university bookseller Blackwell's.


Catherine Rottenberg is Associate Professor in American & Canadian Studies at Nottingham University. Before coming to the UK, she spent ten years as a faculty member in the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics and the Gender Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, a visiting professor at Columbia University, a fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.

Live Q&A:

The lecture will be followed by a live Q&A with the speaker. You can submit a question in advance by sending an email to or during the event using YouTube Live Chat or via Twitter @InsightsNCL.

This event will be hosted on YouTube, registration is not required.