Marymount Manhattan

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Rosemary Nossiff

Dr. Rosemary Nossiff joined the Marymount Manhattan College Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Fall of 2004. Before coming to the College, she taught American politics at Rutgers University.

Professor Nossiff’s interests are in the areas of American political development, public policy, and social justice. Her book, Before Roe: Abortion Policy in the States, published in 2001, was a comparative study of abortion policy in the United States in the seven year period preceding the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. Currently she is working on an analysis of gender inequality in the workplace which examines the impact key legislative and judicial decisions have had on employment practices. Her future research plans include a study of women in prison.

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Chair, Department of Political Science

Associate Professor of Political Science


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B.A., University of New Hampshire
M.A., California State University
Ph.D., Cornell University