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Wellesley has more than 350 leading scholars and public intellectuals who provide groundbreaking research and informed perspectives available nowhere else, as well as analysis on global issues. Wellesley Media Relations can quickly connect reporters and producers to Wellesley Experts who have the answers and context they need.

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Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

Irene Mata, associate professor of women's and gender studies, is an expert on gender issues in society and popular culture, particularly for women of color and immigrants. Mata is also a specialist in the study of immigration and immigrants and how immigrants, especially women, are culturally represented and perceived; she is the author of Domestic Disturbances: Re-Imagining Narratives of Gender, Labor, and Immigration.

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Associate Professor of Economics

Olga Shurchkov, associate professor of economics, studies the economics of discrimination. She also researches behavioral and experimental economics, with emphasis on labor market outcomes; information, belief formation, and learning; and culture and institutions.

Assistant Professor of History

Katherine Grandjean, assistant professor of history, teaches Native American history. Her research explores early encounters with Native peoples in colonial America.

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