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Barbara Katz Rothman
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Phone: 646-312-44706
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Sociology - New York University
Research Interests: Sociology of Health and Illness, Motherhood and issues of Procreation and Maternity care, Disability Studies


Barbara Katz Rothman, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, and on the faculties of Public Health, of Women’s Studies and of Disability Studies. Her books, published in the U.S., Great Britain, Finland, Germany and Japan, include: IN LABOR; THE TENTATIVE PREGNANCY; RECREATING MOTHERHOOD; with Wendy Simonds, CENTURIES OF SOLACE; editorship of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHILDBEARING; THE BOOK OF LIFE and most recently, WEAVING A FAMILY: UNTANGLING RACE AND ADOPTION. She is widely published in both popular and scholarly sources, and has lectured throughout the U.S., England, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and the Netherlands, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She was a visiting professor at the Universität Osnabrück and a Leverhulme Professor at the University of Plymouth in the UK. Katz Rothman is past president of two national sociological professional associations, Sociologists for Women in Society and the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

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  • BA, CUNY Brooklyn College

  • MA, CUNY Brooklyn College

  • Ph.D., Sociology - New York University