My research ranges across topics and methods to understand questions of identity, inequity, and social change. My first major research project that produced Pushing Back and related publications opened up my interest in labor studies. Professor Denis Ferhatović and I also have an ongoing scholarly partnership with our first piece, "No, Just an Alien," published in 2021. Collaborative research and writing with colleagues and students are important to me as a means of creating dynamic, multivocal work.
Some of my publications are available via the Connecticut College Digital Commons. For a free PDF link to "Weighing the Value of Femininity" or "No, Just an Alien" please send me an email request.
Rotramel, Ariella. 2020. Pushing Back: Women of Color-led Grassroots Activism in New York City. Athens: University of Georgia Press, Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America series.
WEIGHING THE VALUE OF FEMININITY
Rotramel, Ariella, Megan Tracy, and Emma Coles. 2021. “Weighing the Value of Femininity: Costumed Beverage Servers and Weight-based Appearance Standards.” Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight & Society. Fat Femininities special issue. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21604851.2021.2009682
NO, JUST AN ALIEN
Rotramel, Ariella and Denis Ferhatovic. 2021. “‘No, just an alien’: Disability, Sexuality, and the Extraterrestrial in Gloria Anzaldúa’s ‘Interface.’” Journal of Lesbian Studies 25, no. 3: 242-257. Lesbian Lives, Disabled Lives special issue. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10894160.2020.1778848.
Rotramel, Ariella. 2021. “Discarding Homes: New York City Public Housing and Single Mother-led Households (1963-2016).” Women History Review 30, no. 2: 320-338. Women, Work, and the State special issue. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09612025.2020.1757884
FEMINIST HISTORIOGRAPHY AS FEMINIST PRAXIS
Rotramel, Ariella. 2021. “Feminist Historiography as Feminist Praxis.” In Companion to Feminist Studies, edited by Nancy A. Naples. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 301-320. https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Companion+to+Feminist+Studies-p-9781119314943
ANTI-LGBTQ HATE CRIMES IN THE UNITED STATES
Rotramel, Ariella. 2020. “Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes in the United States: Histories and Debates” research profile. In LGBTQ Studies+: An Open Introduction, edited by Deb Amory et al. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-lgbtq-studies/chapter/research-profile-anti-lgbtq-hate-crimes-in-the-united-states-histories-and-debates/.
ENGAGING WOMEN'S HISTORY
Rotramel, Ariella, Rose Oliveira, and Rebecca Parmer. 2019. “Engaging Women’s History through Collaborative Archival Wikipedia Projects.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Issue 14. https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/engaging-womens-history-through-collaborative-archival-wikipedia-projects/.
THIS IS LIKE FAMILY
Rotramel, Ariella. 2017. “‘This is like family’: Activist-Survivor Histories and Motherwork,” in U.S. Women's History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood, edited by Leslie Brown, Anne Valk and Jacqueline Castledine. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 49-62.
U.S. PRESIDENTS AND LGBT POLICY
Rotramel, Ariella. 2016. “U.S. Presidents and LGBT Policy: Leadership, Civil Rights, and Morality Claims, 1977–2015,” in The Gendered Executive: A Comparative Analysis of Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Chief Executives, edited by Janet M. Martin and MaryAnne Borrelli. Philadelphia: Temple University Press: 123-146.
WE MAKE THE SPRING ROLLS, THEY MAKE THEIR OWN RULES
Rotramel, Ariella. 2012. “‘We make the spring rolls, they make their own rules’: Filipina Domestic Workers’ Fight for Labor Rights in New York City and Los Angeles.” AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice, and Community Journal 10, no. 2: 77-97. http://www.aapinexus.org/2012/10/01/article-we-make-the-spring-rolls-they-make-their-own-rules-filipina-domestic-workers-fight-for-labor-rights-in-new-york-city-and-los-angeles/.