B.A. Bard College, M.A., Ph.D. New School of Social Research
Dr. Rothschild is an historical sociologist whose research has always focused on the intersections of social movements and identity. Rothschild’s interests surround the larger questions of how movements shape individuals and groups both within the movements and beyond, with specific attention to issues of racialization, privilege, power, discourse, victimization, and representation in a variety of contexts all within the United States. The most recent social movements she has studied include: the day without an immigrant protests of 2006, the Militia of Montana, and the Mythopetic men’s movement.
Currently, Rothschild is working on a more creative project, writing on white privilege for a younger audience of 3-8 year olds. In addition, Rothschild is presently developing an ethnographic study of a national social movement, with a more micro focus on a state chapter of the movement. The state chapter movement members will be studied in terms of both their presentation and experience of the intersections of their race, gender, and age in relation to movement membership.
Selected Publications and Presentations