WCW Researchers

  • Research Scientist M.A., B.A., and Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Research interests include adolescent identity and agency, primarily in the areas of social and televised media, racial/ethnic identity, sexuality, bullying, peer relations, civic engagement, and positive youth development programs emphasizing girls and underrepresented young people.

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  • Co-Director, National SEED Project B.A., Queens College (CUNY)

    Facilitator of small group conversations on topics of oppression, privilege, and diversitywithout blame, shame, or guilt; Also interested in public education reform and adult education

     
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  • Senior Scholar LL.B, University of Colombo; LL.M. and S.J.D., Harvard Law School

    Works with networks of global institutions, civil society and government organizations to develop human rights initiatives.

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  • Director, Open Circle B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., C.A.G.S., Assumption College

    Directs Open Circle, which equips elementary schools with evidence-based curriculum and training to improve school climate and teach children essential social and emotional skills

     
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  • Senior Strategist at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.Ed., Lesley College

    Senior Strategist at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time @Wellesley Centers for Women focused on policy research, program evaluation, training, and consultation to out-of-school time industry professionals and field.

     
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  • WCW Associate Director; Senior Research Scientist A.B., Brown University; M.A. and Ph.D., Emory University

    Directs the Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives at Wellesley Centers for Women, developing and evaluating programs to prevent the onset of depression and other mental health concerns in children and adolescents, with a focus on at-risk families.

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  • Senior Research Scientist B.A., Oberlin College; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Boston College

    Researches adolescent development, with a focus on sexual health and risk-taking and gender, racial, and ethnic identity.

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  • WCW Associate Director; Director, National Institute on Out-of-School Time A.B., Duke University, M.A., Clark University, Ph.D., Boston College

    Leads national studies on youth development programs, settings, and learning experiences, with a focus on out-of-school time, physical activity, and healthy eating; Directs the National Afterschool Matters Initiative.

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  • Co-Director, National SEED Project M.Ed., Lesley College, B.A., Yale

    Co-leads the National SEED Project, which engages participants to work toward gender fair, multiculturally equitable, and globally informed communities.

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  • Senior Scholar B.A. Brown University; M.A., Harvard University; PhD., Harvard University

    Founding theorist and practitioner of Relational-Cultural Theory; director of Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

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  • Senior Scholar B.Sc.,London University; A.A. Dipl. Architectural Association, London; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Utilizes participatory research and case-study methods to research policies affecting low-income single mothers; research focus includes access to higher education for welfare recipients and the family connections of female offenders and prisoners

     
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  • Senior Research Scientist University Diploma, University of Kent at Canterbury; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Jyvaskyla

    Economist focused on researching the economics of labor markets, education, and families.

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  • Senior Scholar B.A., Wellesley College; M.Ed. and Ed.D., Boston University

    Internationally recognized for groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. Creator of the award-winning Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women film series, among other films and books.

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  • WCW Associate Director, Senior Research Scientist B.A., Oberlin College; M.A. and Ed.D. Comparative Human Development

    Researches women and employment, with a focus on working conditions and health and on work-family systems, and studies child care policy and early care and education.

     
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  • Research Scientist Ph.D., Georgia State University

    A voice for the muted, an advocate for the overlooked, and a champion for the ignored, Lindsay-Dennis has vigorously, and with deep devotion, accepted the call to enhance the well-being and lives of Black girls globally

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  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist Ph.D., Tufts University

    Areas of focus include: adolescent development, career-technical education, civic engagement, racial justice, youth development programs

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  • Senior Research Scientist Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Co-founder of Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative; Focuses on sexual exploitation of women and children, sexual violence, human trafficking, child abuse

     
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  • Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies B.A., Spelman College; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Temple University

    Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women; expert on the womanist worldview and activist methodology.

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  • Senior Research Scientist; Former Associate Director B.A., Radcliffe College; M.A. and Ph.D., Harvard University

    Founder of the National SEED Project; writes and lectures extensively on issues of equity and privilege as they relate to race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

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  • Senior Scholar B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Explores the role of law in urban life in the United States, in the colonizing process, and in contemporary transnationalism.

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  • Writer-in-Residence B.A., Yale College

    Investigates and writes on gender equity in sports and writes about K-12 education and higher education.

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  • Senior Scholar B.S., University of Lowell; M.S. and Ph.D., Northeastern University

    Research interests include justice system response to sexual violence, intimate partner violence, gendered pathways to criminal offending and rehabilitation, racial and gender disparities in justice system, alternatives to incarceration

     
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  • Senior Research Scientist B.A., New York University; M.A. and Ph.D., New York University

    Focused on evaluating policies and programs designed to promote the cognitive and social development of children and the well-being of women and families, with an emphasis on policies and practices regarding the field of early care and education.

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  • Senior Research Scientist B.S., Boston University; M.Ed., University of Houston; Ed.D., Harvard University

    Focuses on child development, early care and education, and school readiness, with a focus on policy implications.

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  • Senior Research Scientist B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A.T., Antioch College; Ed.D., Harvard University

    Directs several national research projects on sexual harassment, gender violence, and teen dating violence in K-12 schools; writes and lectures extensively on these issues.

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  • Senior Scholar B.A. and M.Ed., Mercer University; Ph.D., Georgia State University

    Directs program development for the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at WCW focusing on relational-cultural theory in the practice of psychology and within organizations

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