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    Evolutions of Womanism

    September 2021

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

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    Engaging Black Girls in STEM With Culturally Responsive Education

    August 2021

    LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., discusses how Black Girls Create and other culturally responsive maker programs can boost Black girls' interest and success in STEM.

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    What Could Be More American Than Critical Race Theory?

    July 2021

    Through Critical Race Theory, Black, Latinx, and Asian American thinkers have stood up to ask why people of color should not receive equal treatment under the law. "What could be more American than that?" ask Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., and LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D.

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    New Research on the Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Teens

    June 2021

    New studies help us understand more about the experiences of LGBTQ+ teens.

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    COVID-19 and Paid Leave

    June 2021

    Deniz Çivril, Ph.D., discusses ongoing studies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, paid sick leave, and paid parental leave.

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Wellesley Centers for Women 

is a research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender and driven by social change.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.



A World That Is Good for Women Is Good for Everyone TM


Our Work

The Wellesley Centers for Women is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory, and implement training programs on issues important to women, children, and families.

Our work addresses three major areas:

  • The social and economic status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe;
  • The education, care, and development of children and youth; and
  • The emotional wellbeing of families and individuals.

Learn about the various topics we examine and our many projects.

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