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Faculty Marjorie Rosen

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Phone Number: 718-960-7723
Office: Carman Hall, Room 271
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.A., University of Michigan; M.S., New York University

Marjorie Rosen is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism, Communication, and Theatre at Lehman College. She was also a 2009-2010 Faculty Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center's "Center for Place, Culture and Politics."

An author and journalist, her books include Boom Town: How Wal-Mart Tranformed an All-American Town into an International Community,, about the impact of Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters on the town of Bentonville, Arkansas; Popcorn Venus: Women, Movies, and the American Dream, about the relationship between women onscreen and off; "Mia and Woody: Love and Betrayal" (with Kristi Groteké, Farrow's former nanny); and the novel, What Nigel Knew (co-authored). A former editor at The New York Times Magazine and senior writer at People, Rosen has written for publications as varied as The Daily News, Film Comment, Glamour, Ms, Good Housekeeping, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times "Arts and Leisure," and Playboy.


  • Rosen, M. (2009). Boom Town: How Walmart transformed an all-American town into an international community. Chicago: Chicago Review Press.