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March 16, 2023

In this collaboration with the Metrowest Women’s Fund, panelists share their insights and expertise in a discussion on middle school girls' mental health and social media use.

2023 uncsw panelists

March 8, 2023

In this virtual parallel event of the 2023 UN Commission on the Status of Women, panelists share the innovative ways they are using technology to advance gender equality and human wellbeing.

Jennifer Grossman

February 13, 2023

Senior Research Scientist Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., shares findings from interviews with fathers about how they talk to both their sons and daughters about consent.

teen girls using social media

January 5, 2023

In a summit hosted by Meta, Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., discusses the latest research on youth social media use and wellbeing.

father and daughter in conversation

December 20, 2022

In a webinar hosted by Equimundo, Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., shares findings from her research on family communication about dating, sex, and relationships.

Kate Price, Janelle Nanos, Linda Williams, Layli Maparyan

October 19, 2022

A virtual Social Change Dialogue explores one woman’s journey to investigate her history as a child sex trafficking survivor, with the help of a journalist.

Women, Gender, Afghanistan Event Panelists

July 10, 2022

In this video series, Visiting Fellow Pashtana Durrani interviews experts in girls’ education—in the U.S. and internationally—about their research findings and what drew them to the field.

Women, Gender, Afghanistan Event Panelists

March 29, 2022

Experts on human rights and gender politics in Afghanistan discussed the current state of women's rights in the country.

Pashtana Durrani

March 10, 2022

To celebrate International Women's Day, WCW partnered with Slater International Center at Wellesley College for an event with a keynote address by Afghan human rights activist Pashtana Durrani.

Dianna Blake, Nicole Lynn Lewis, Autumn Green, Layli Maparyan

February 3, 2022

Panelists discuss their personal experiences as parenting students and share insights from their books.

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D.

January 17, 2022

Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and sharing insights from a recent trip to Liberia, Executive Director Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., urges us to embrace humanity’s interdependence and usher in a new future in which we all thrive.

Shelly Anand, Lindsey Boylan, Charlotte Newman, Linda Wertheimer

November 8, 2021

Panelists discuss their personal and professional experiences speaking out against labor abuse and their hopes for a more equitable workplace for women.

Mom holds child wearing mask

November 2, 2021

Wendy Robeson, Ed.D., shares findings from a study on child care access in Massachusetts during the pandemic.

Layli Maparyan, Deanna Kanavas-DeRocher, Tracy Gladstone, Katherine Buchholz, David Jordan

October 27, 2021

Educators and practitioners discuss the ways school communities can support tween and teen mental health in the midst of the pandemic.

Jacqueline Brinkhaus, Wellesley College student class of 2022

October 13, 2021

Jacqueline Brinkhaus ’22 discusses her experience as an intern with our Family, Sexuality, and Communication Research Initiative.

Layli Maparyan and Sheron Fraser-Burgess

September 23, 2021

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., and Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Ph.D., converse about the evolution of womanism and the importance of the African/African-descended worldview in higher education and global problem solving today.

Tulani Reeves-Miller, Ramona Smucker, Gillian Sjoblum, Rachel Hodes, Teresa Xiao

May 20, 2021

Students from the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab share findings from ongoing studies during a Wellesley College Ruhlman Conference presentation.

Jenn Yu, Hayley Moniz, Rachel Hodes, Eshika Kaul, Charnel Jones

May 20, 2021

Students in the 2020-21 Class of 1967 Internship Program at WCW discuss what they learned during their internships.

Linda Charmaraman, Catherine Delcourt

May 7, 2021

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., and Catherine Grevet Delcourt, Ph.D., share findings from a workshop on digital wellbeing, identity exploration, and computational concepts related to social computing.

Shelly Anand, Deniz Civril, Kristin Butcher, Layli Maparyan

April 20, 2021

Panelists discussed how employers and lawmakers can support women in the workforce during the pandemic and beyond.

Kim Lucas, Ph.D., Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D.

March 30, 2021

Panelists discussed how the Biden-Harris administration can support the child care industry.

Emmy Howe, M.Ed., Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Soo Hong, Ed.D., and Georgia Hall, Ph.D.

March 25, 2021

This study found that young adolescents who reported greater negative attitudes toward their body image checked their social media more frequently.

Emmy Howe, M.Ed., Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Soo Hong, Ed.D., and Georgia Hall, Ph.D.

March 9, 2021

Panelists discussed what the Biden-Harris administration has done so far and what still needs to be done to support educators and students.

Nora Pearce, Wellesley College Student

February 9, 2021

Nora Pearce, a Wellesley College student in the class of 2022, discusses research findings from a journal article she co-authored with Dr. Jennifer Grossman.

Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab

November 5, 2020

The Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab shares findings from a study of middle school students' social media use.

Advancing Racial Justice Through Research and Action panelists

October 28, 2020

Panelists discussed how they advance racial justice in their work at WCW and shared ways that participants can take steps in their own lives to dismantle systemic racism.

Layli Maparyan

October 22, 2020

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., moderated a discussion panel on women's suffrage.

COVID-19 and Gender Equality Panelists

October 19, 2020

Experts from WCW discussed the unique ways COVID-19 is impacting women's work-life balance, economic opportunities, and mental wellbeing during this virtual panel.

SEL and Equity in Education

August 13, 2020

Georgia Hall, Ph.D., of WCW was part of a virtual panel composed of three leading national organizations in the out-of-school time quality improvement, coaching, and measurement space that facilitated discussion about virtual summer and afterschool programs.

SEL and Equity in Education

August 25, 2020

WCW Visiting Scholar Karen Craddock, Ph.D., spoke on a virtual panel hosted by Six Seconds on the topic of emotional complexity as it relates to oppression.

SEL and Equity in Education

July 21, 2020

Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, of Open Circle discussed equity in education during a webinar hosted by Six Seconds.

Teen boys look at phone

July 6, 2020

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., presented on a virtual panel hosted by Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development.

Linda Williams, Ph.D., Dhanya Nageswaran, Megan Cassidy

May 29, 2020

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Dhanya Nageswaran, a Wellesley College student in the class of 2021, worked with mentor Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., to study the ways colleges and universities respond to sexual assault on campus.

Nan Stein, Ed.D., Jessica Abowitz, and Megan Cassidy

May 28, 2020

Jessica Abowitz, a Wellesley College student in the class of 2022, studied student activist movements against sexual harassment in K-12 schools with mentor Nan Stein, Ed.D., during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Wendy Robeson, Ed.D., Ninotska Love, and Megan Cassidy

May 27, 2020

Ninotska Love, a Wellesley College student and Davis Scholar in the class of 2020, reflects on her internship with Wendy Robeson, Ed.D., during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., Nora Pearce, and Megan Cassidy

May 26, 2020

Nora Pearce, a Wellesley College student in the class of 2022, reflects on her internship with Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Hauwa Ibrahim, international human rights and Sharia law attorney

March 5, 2020

Hauwa Ibrahim, J.D., S.J.D., M.L., gave a keynote address during a celebration of International Women's Day at Wellesley College.


March 1, 2020

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we look back on the very first Women’s Review of Books.

LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D.

February 26, 2020

During Black History Month, LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., reflects on the Black women who have influenced her research and her life.

Black-Indigenous American fabric and jewelry

November 14, 2019

Karen Craddock, Ph.D., shares findings from a case study centering the voices of women with Black-Indigenous American ancestry.

Jonathon Zaff

October 17, 2019

Jonathan F. Zaff, Ph.D discusses young people’s need for a “web of support.”


October 3, 2019

Dr. Linda Charmaraman, Wellesley’s Professor Catherine Delcourt, and student researchers discuss their efforts to design an app that promotes healthy social media use in middle school students.


September 19, 2019

Scholars discuss their journey in designing and implementing a science and art education program for students in Nigeria.

Jennifer Grossman

July 3, 2019

Senior research scientist Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., explains why having open conversations among family members about sex, dating, and relationships can help protect teens from risky sexual behavior.


April 18, 2019

Researchers look at what has and hasn't changed for gender equality in college basketball over the last ten years.

adult woman and young girl in conversation

March 29, 2019

Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., and Wellesley College student Anmol Nagar '21 discuss how conversations between teens and extended family can prevent teens' risky sexual behavior.

hauwa ibrahim speaking

March 15, 2019

Hauwa Ibrahim discusses her hands-on work to tame the rising tide of extremism while fostering a culture of peace.

older afterschool worker with teen girl

March 12, 2019

Researchers from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time examine workforce trends in the afterschool and out-of-school time field.

Sitara Zoberi

March 1, 2019

Three Wellesley students share what they enjoy about working at WCW.

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.

January 30, 2019

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., discusses the effects of online video game Fortnite on teen health and wellbeing.

LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D.

November 15, 2018

In this November 2018 lunchtime seminar led by LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., and Wellesley College student Vei Vei Thomas '21, participants examined how respectability politics influence the lived experiences of girls from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Linda Charmaraman

October 25, 2018

Linda Charmaraman,Ph.D., director of the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab, and her student research assistants shared findings from two research projects - a 2016 post-election survey on media and identity, which had over 1500 participants, and a 2017-18 study on early adolescent social media use and wellbeing. 

children and screens logo brightest 1October 15, 2018

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., spoke on a panel during the Digital Media and Developing Minds Conference.

Autumn Green and Sarah Galison

October 4, 2018

Autumn Green, Ph.D., and Sarah Galison discuss the unique challenges faced by students with children, particularly those who are low-income, single parents, and women of color, and share results from the nation's first comprehensive research study on student parents programs.

Barbara Newell, Linda Wertheimer, Layli Maparyan

September 27, 2018

During her time as president of Wellesley College, Barbara Newell, Ph.D., an economist and ardent advocate for women's education and economic equity, founded what would later become the Wellesley Centers for Women. She shares the story of its founding during the September 2018 Lunchtime Seminar.

Jennifer Baumgardner

September 19, 2018

Jennifer Baumgardner, editor of Women's Review of Books shares themes and highlights from the September/October 2018 issue of the publication.

Linda Charmaraman, Jennifer Grossman, and Megan Moreno

September 6, 2018

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., and Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., both of the Wellesley Centers for Women, and their colleague Megan Moreno, M.D., of the University of Wisconsin, discuss young adolescents’ use of social media.

Georgia Hall, Ph.D.

June 27, 2018

Georgia Hall, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at WCW, explains how research informs the afterschool field.

Tanushree Mohan

May 16, 2018

For Tanushree Mohan '18, getting involved with WCW during her four years at Wellesley College gave her tremendous research opportunities.

Tabia Smith

May 14, 2018

For Wellesley College student Tabia Smith '19, working in communications at WCW is a way to explore her passions for social justice while developing technical skills, like video production and social media management.

Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., stands at a podium delivering her presentation on preventing youth depression.

May 10, 2018

As many as 13–20 percent of adolescents in the U.S. and other developed countries experience minor or major depressive episodes each year, according to Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW). To address this problem, Gladstone developed a unique intervention, which she discussed during this May 2018 Lunchtime Seminar presentation. 

Kamaria Kaalund

May 9, 2018

What is it like to work at the Wellesley Centers for Women? You're surrounded by activists, social justice workers, and researchers, says Kamaria Kaalund '20.

Elinor Higgins

May 7, 2018

Elinor Higgins '18 has been working at the Wellesley Centers for Women since her first year at Wellesley College. While at WCW, she says she had access to great mentors that created a very supportive environment throughout her undergraduate career.

title slide for this presentation - Unfinished Business: Old Challenges to New Law Reform on Child Marriage

May 4, 2018

In this May 2018 Lunchtime Seminar Spring Series, renowned human rights scholar Rangita de Silva de Alwis, S.J.D., discussed the challenges to reforming child marriage laws. 

An Attitude of Gratitude

April 26, 2018

In this April 2018 Lunchtime Seminar presentation, Jim Strouse, a program manager at Open Circle, provided data and analysis of those resources along with an overview of the emerging research in the field of gratitude in education. 

Speaker presenting this lunchtime seminar

April 19, 2018

In this April 2018 lunchtime seminar, members of WCW's Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research team presented new findings of a recent study of sexual assault case attrition, which discovered that that most cases of rape reported to the police do not result in prosecution -- in fact one in three cases with probable cause did not result in arrest.

Robbin Chapman presenting this lunchtime seminar

April 12, 2018

In this April 2018 lunchtime seminar, Robbin Chapman, Ph.D. presented a developmental framework for equitable development, access, and opportunity for scholars across higher education. 

Emmy Howe

March 21, 2018

Emmy Howe, M.Ed., of the National SEED Project, explains the systems of dominance and oppression that each of us face, and how to be a change agent in these spaces.

March 21, 2018

During the March 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, WCW hosted a parallel event during which panelists discussed how gender-focused research can support rural women and girls in Africa.

Linda Charmaraman

March 19, 2018

Does social media activism decrease in-person activism? Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., discusses this in relation to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 

Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D.

March 19, 2018

Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., explains the cultural shift in mental health conversations within communities.

Georgia Hall, Bridget Belgiovine and Lisette DeSouza

March 5, 2018

In this March 2018 lunchtime seminar, focused on women in NCAA basketball, a team of researchers explored the social discrimination, policy, and bureaucratic issues that impede women's recognition and success within the organization. 

Kamilah Drummond-Forrester

February 22, 2018

Director of Open Circle Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, explains the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) for students.

LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D.

February 20, 2018

LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., discusses her research, which examined the population of Black women in STEM fields.

Rebecca Leu and Katie Madsen

January 10, 2018

Wellesley College students share what they've gained from working with a WCW research scientist mentor.

Linda Williams

January 8, 2018

Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., discusses how one of her major findings changed how we understand memory loss and childhood trauma.

Georgia Hall

January 3, 2018

Georgia Hall, Ph.D., explains the importance of healthy eating and physical activity for kids.

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