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Top 10 College for Women's Studies, College Magazine, September 24, 2019
by Kimberly Hurd
Rosanna Hertz, "We are Family (Right?),Wellesley Magazine, Winter 2019
by Elizabeth Lunch
Rosanna Hertz, Interview on November 13, 2018
Michelle Obama's Memoir Sparks Discussion at Wellesley College

By Alison King

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's new memoir hits store shelves Tuesday.

(Published Monday, Nov. 12, 2018)

As we learn more about Michelle Obama's new book, we are getting a glimpse into some of the more private aspects of her life -- and for one Women's Studies class at Wellesley College, it was the former first lady's openness about a very painful point in her life that led to an enlightening classroom conversation.

Obama's new book, "Becoming," provided a launching point for discussion in professor Rosanna Hertz's contemporary reproduction class, as Hertz admitted she was stunned to learn the former first lady used in vitro fertizilization, IVF, to conceive both her children.

Hertz, chair of the Women's and Gender studies program at Wellesley College, asked students how they felt about Obama revealing such personal information.

"Maybe she could have talked about it while she was first lady, because that's when you really have this major platform," one student opined.

Jennifer Musto, May 2, 2018

"The Complicated Reality of “Sex Trafficking”

Domestic minor sex trafficking and the detention-to-protection pipeline By: Jennifer Musto
Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 37, No. 2, Special Issue: Anti-Anti-Trafficking? Toward Critical Ethnographies of Human Trafficking (June 2013), pp. 257-276, Springer


Rosanna Hertz, Associated Press Videos, April 19, 2018
Wellesley Remembers Barbara Bush's 1990 Address

Former students at Wellesley College vividly recall Barbara Bush's commencement speech in 1990, when some of them protested her invitation. Mrs. Bush arrived with Raisa Gorbachev, the wife of former Soviet President, Mikail Gorbachev.

On Point, Leigh Gilmore 1-24-2018, Larry Nassar, Sex Abuse, Gymnastics,

Boston Globe: Leigh Gilmore: 1-20-18, One Year After Women's March; What Changed?



Latinos Who Lunch Live Podcast from Wellesley College (Professor Irene Mata), Nov, 2017
Latinos Who Lunch Live from Wellesley College




Interview with Leigh Gilmore, 11-13-17
KRLP News Radio- Mitch Carr