Rebecca Colesworthy is the acquisitions editor in gender and queer studies, Latin American studies, education, and c20/21 studies at SUNY Press. Her own scholarly specialization is modernism, from interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives; other areas of interest include feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and notions of the gift from pretty much any and every field. Her monograph, Returning the Gift: Modernism and the Thought of Exchange, was published by Oxford UP at the end of 2018, and she is the editor, with Peter Nicholls (NYU) of How Abstract Is It? Thinking Capital Now (Routledge, 2016), initially published as a special issue of Textual Practice).


PhD and MA, English, Cornell University

BA, English and Women’s Studies, Brown University


Returning the Gift: Modernism and the Thought of Exchange. Oxford UP, 2018.

Woolf’s Weighty Gifts: The Measure of Modernist Autonomy,” NANO: New American Notes Online (July 2017)

How Abstract Is It? Thinking Capital Now. Edited with Peter Nicholls (Routledge, 2016).

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