• Women's Review of Books: January/February 2021
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    Women’s Review of Books

    January/February 2021

    The latest issue of Women’s Review of Books is here! This issue discusses Black Womanhood, alienation, bodies of all sizes, and realizing one’s identity through reading.

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  • Homepage - Finding Fuel: A Workshop for Educators
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    Finding Fuel: A Workshop for Educators

    January 28, 2021

    Dr. Betsy Nordell will lead a workshop on educator wellbeing based on her newly published book.

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  • Homepage - Moving Forward from a Year of Sacrifice
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    Moving Forward from a Year of Sacrifice

    January 2021

    Dr. Layli Maparyan looks ahead to 2021 against the backdrop of 2020.

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  • Research & Action: A Better Child Care System is Essential to Gender Equality—and Economic Recovery
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    Research & Action: A Better Child Care System is Essential to Gender Equality—and Economic Recovery

    December 2020

    In our new Research & Action Report, Wendy Robeson, Ed.D., highlights the challenges working families face during the pandemic, and how a national child care policy could help.

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  • Advancing Racial Justice
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    Advancing Racial Justice Through Research and Action

    October 2020

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

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Wellesley Students Complete Research Internships Remotely

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Ninotska Love, Jessica Abowitz, Nora Pearce, Dhanya NageswaranDespite the need to leave campus, WCW mentors and interns found ways to continue their collaborations.

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New Initiative Supports Mental Wellbeing in College Students

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A WCW research team conducts a pilot study to develop a depression prevention program for Wellesley College students.

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Research Study Highlights Challenges to Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution

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A recent study from our Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative details challenges related to the prosecution of child sexual abuse cases.

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Economist Testifies Before Congress on the Benefits of Immigration

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Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., discussed her findings on the positive contributions that immigrant entrepreneurs make to the American economy.

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Schools Can Prevent Normalization of Sexual Harassment

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A journal article co-authored by WCW’s Nan Stein, Ed.D., examines how schools can change their culture to prevent sexual harassment from becoming normalized.

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Q&A: Preventing Depression with Online Tools

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Katherine Buchholz, Ph.D., discusses her background and projects she is involved with as a new postdoctoral research scientist at WCW.

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Fathers Have a Role to Play in Their Teens' Sexual Health

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A journal article co-authored by Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., explores how fathers can positively contribute to their teenage child’s sexual health.

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Editing the Code of Violence in Northern Nigeria through STEAM Education

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Hauwa Ibrahim, J.D., S.J.D., M.L., and LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., explain how they worked to steer youth away from extremism through science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education.

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NIOST to Study Impact of STEM Program for Rural Girls

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The National Institute on Out-of-School Time partnered with a STEM education program to study which practices work better for girls in rural areas.

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Social Biases Impede Justice for Sexual Assault Victims

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 Gavel and handcuffsAssumptions about a potential jury’s social biases are tied to sexual assault cases dropping out of the criminal justice system.

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