Lawrence Rothfield

English Language and Literature / Cultural Policy Center

Lawrence Rothfield is Associate Professor in the Departments of English Language and Literature and Comparative Literature and the founding faculty director of the Cultural Policy Center. His research focuses on the politics and sociology of culture, and in particular, on cultural policy. His current work has concentrated on illicit antiquities and the problem of protecting archaeological sites and museums from looting. He is the author of The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum (University of Chicago Press, 2009) and Vital Signs: Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction (Princeton University Press, 1995).