Brief Biographical Sketch

Paula Rothenberg is Senior Follow at The Murphy Institute, CUNY.  She has lectured and
consulted on multicultural and gender curriculum transformation and social justice issues at
hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. Her articles and essays appear in
journals and anthologies across the disciplines and many have been widely reprinted.  She is
the author of
Invisible Privilege A Memoir About Race, Class, and Gender which was published
by the University Press of Kansas in 2000 and released in paper in 2004.  Her widely used
diversity text
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (St. Martin's/Worth),  which is  
in its seventh edition, helped spark the culture wars when it was assigned as required reading
in the first year composition course at the University of Texas-Austin in 1990 and then
attacked in a nationally syndicated column by George Will. She is author/editor of a number
of other college text anthologies, most notably
Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically about
Global Issues
which was published by Worth in 2005 and White Privilege: Essential Readings
on the Other Side of Racism
, which was published by Worth in 2001 and revised in 2004. She
is also co-editor of
Creating an Inclusive College Curriculum: A Teaching Sourcebook from the
New Jersey Project
(Teachers College Press 1996), In the late seventies, she co-edited one of the
first women’s studies texts
Feminist Frameworks Alternative Theoretical Accounts of
Relations Between Women and Men,
(McGraw-Hill 1978, 1984, 1993) with Alison Jaggar.  She
has also coedited two philosophy texts,
Philosophy now and Ethics in Perspective, both
published by Random House.

Paula Rothenberg served as director of The New Jersey Project on Inclusive Scholarship,
Curriculum, and Teaching, a statewide, state funded, curriculum transformation project from
1989-2006.  She has taught Philosophy and Women's Studies at The William Paterson
University of New Jersey, Lehman College-CUNY and University Heights College of New York
University.  She attended the University of Chicago and received her undergraduate degree
from New York University, where she also did her graduate work.