Karen Rosenberg, Director


B.A., Literature, Swarthmore College

M.A., Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, University of Washington

Ph.D., Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, University of Washington  

Office: UW2 106-B
Phone: 425.352.3536
Email: karenros@uw.edu

I am passionate about writing, writing pedagogy, and capable and creative program administration.  As the Director of the Writing Center I have the great privilege of supporting students and faculty in creating productive spaces to explore, revise, and re-imagine their writing and communication practices.  I support students through in-class workshops, teaching, and directing the Center.  I support faculty through consultations on course design topics such as creating effective writing assignments, appropriate assessments, and innovative ways of integrating writing into courses. 

Selected Publications

Madelaine Adelman, Karen Rosenberg, and Margaret Hobart.  (2016) “Simulations and Social Empathy: Domestic Violence Education in the New Millennium.” Violence Against Women 22:12 (1451-1462).

Karen Rosenberg. (2011) “Reading Games: Strategies for Reading Scholarly Sources” in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume II.  Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemilansky, eds. Parlor Press: South Carolina.

Karen Rosenberg. (2010) “Compromising Positions: Reflections on the Violence Against Women Act.”  A guest post on Sexuality and Society, a blog hosted by Contexts and published by the American Sociological Association.

Alesha Durfee and Karen Rosenberg. (2009) “Teaching Sensitive Issues: The Role of Advocacy Based Counseling in the Classroom.”  Feminist Teacher 19:2 (103-121).

Karen Rosenberg. (2009) “Playing Games with the Law: Legal Advocacy and Resistance” in Victim No More: Resistance, Women and the Law.  Ellen Faulkner and Gayle MacDonald, eds.  Fernwood Press: Halifax.

Karen Rosenberg.  (2008) “Gender as a Social Institution” in Encyclopedia of Gender and Society.  Jodi O’Brien, ed.  Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks.

Karen Rosenberg and Judith Howard.  (2008) “Finding Feminist Sociology.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 33:3 (675-696).

Kathie Friedman and Karen Rosenberg. (2007) “Performing Identities in the Classroom: Teaching Jewish Women’s Studies.”  Teaching Sociology 35:4 (315-333).

Karen Rosenberg.  (2006) Review of Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison-Industrial Complex, edited by Julia Sudbury; Domestic Violence at the Margins: Readings on Race, Class, Gender and Culture, edited by Natalie J. Sokoloff with Christina Pratt; and Women’s Police Stations: Gender, Violence, and Justice in Sao Paolo, Brazil, by Cecilia MacDowell Santos.  Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 32:1 (278-283).

Karen Rosenberg. (2005) “The Real Choices Women Make.”  An online article published on Alternet.org.  http://www.alternet.org/rights/21494/.

Alesha Durfee and Karen Rosenberg. (2004)  “Domestic Violence in the United States: Current Research, New Directions.”  Pp. 72-80 in Agenda for Social Justice Solutions, 2004.  Kathleen Ferraro and JoAnn Miller, eds.  Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Karen Rosenberg.  (2002) “Wasabi was the Bitter Herb.”  in Expat : Women's True Tales of Life Abroad. Christina Henry De Tessan, ed.  Seal Press: New York.

Karen Rosenberg.  (2000) “The Seventeen Year Twitch.” In Sex and Single Girls: Straight and Queer Women on Sexuality.  Lee Damsky, editor.  Seal Press, Seattle.