WCW Researchers

  • Senior Scholar B.S., Tufts University; M.D., Georgetown University; Residency; Harvard University

    Directs the advanced training program at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at WCW, focusing on relational-cultural therapy in psychology and the neurobiology of connection.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Senior Research Scientist; Former Associate Director BSc., Middle East Technical University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Researches attributes of women leaders; racial and cultural norms and identity in youth and families; and adolescent development.

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

    Directs 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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  • 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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  • 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 racial and ethnic identity.

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  • Associate Director; Senior Research Scientist, 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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  • Editor, Women’s Review of Books B.A., Brandeis University; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Edits Women’s Review of Books, providing unique perspectives on literary landscape with reviews of books by and about women.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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