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    Our Witches, Our Selves

    November 2019

    The new issue of Women's Review of Books features a review by Jennifer Baumgardner of The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West and other writing that explores today's 'witchy' currents -- both spiritual and political.

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    Promoting Healthy Social Media Use

    October 2019

    Watch a video presentation that highlights our Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab's work to promote healthy social media use among adolescents.

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    Students to Gain Research Experience through Internship Program

    September 2019

    Meet the five Wellesley College students who will gain hands-on research experience alsongside a WCW mentor this year.

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Q&A with LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D.

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Wellesley Centers for Women Welcomes Two New Research Scientists

The work of Research Scientist LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis focuses on factors influencing the academic experiences of African American girls and young women—including the teaching and the curricula presented to them and the culture, aspirations, and expectations they bring to their classrooms.

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Recommendations for U.S. Policymakers: Supporting Housing Stability for Victims of Domestic Violence, Stal...

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April Pattavina, Ph.D., senior scholar, Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative, Wellesley Centers for Women

Victims of Domestic Violence Often Face Housing Problems

The physical, psychological, and economic consequences for victims of domestic violence (DV) and their families have been well documented, and although recent federal legislation provides certain housing protections for some DV victims, many women and their families remain at great risk for homelessness and ongoing violence.

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Recommendations for U.S. Policymakers: Skilled Immigration Policy

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Sari Pekkela Kerr, Ph.D, senior research scientist/economist, Wellesley Centers for Women

U.S. Is Lagging Behind in Skilled Immigration Policy

Research demonstrates highly positive impacts of skilled immigration resulting in countries competing globally for talent. Although many countries are continuously introducing new policies to attract more skilled workers, the U.S. immigration policy is in a gridlock with little progress.

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Recommendations for U.S. Policymakers: Paid Family Leave

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Sari Pekkela Kerr, Ph.D, senior research scientist/economist, Wellesley Centers for Women

U.S. Does Not Have Paid (Federal) Family Leave

Although research shows clear benefits of family leave, the U.S. remains the only developed country that does not offer paid family leave for its workers. This hampers women’s work efforts and endangers the wellbeing of children.

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Commentary with Laura Pappano: Olympics Are Gold for Women Athletes

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The Olympics may be—on the surface—about international goodwill, but they are more baldly about political competition. They also offer a report card on gender equity progress. One could credit the rise of women’s athletics in the U.S., not to the passage of Title IX in 1972, but to the Cold War realization that the medal gap between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was essentially the difference in women’s participation.

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Q&A with Erin Johnson, Ph.D.

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Wellesley Centers for Women Welcomes Two New Research Scientists

Research Scientist Erin Johnson is a microeconomist who studies questions in health care such as how physicians respond to financial incentives when making treatment decisions. In addition to measuring impacts of various factors on treatment, her work is interested in the resultant impacts on patient health, which she measures using patient diagnoses and other health indicators. Some of her current work examines how the physician-patient relationship affects treatment.

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The Women's Sports Leadership Project

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Ongoing since 2008
The Women's Sports Leadership Training Project

The Women’s Sports Leadership Project has the overarching goal of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on gender disparities in organized athletics for the purpose of articulating a new vision of female leadership that legitimizes and connects athletic experience to off-the-field skills. The project features the FairGamesNews.com blog.

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Working Connections Project: A special project at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

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Growth-Fostering Connections in Work Environments

This project is designed to explore and develop approaches to enhancing business practice and productivity through relational and emotional intelligence, and encourages mutual empowerment, the shifting of organizational norms, and continuous learning and teaching.

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Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

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Ongoing since 1995
JBMTI

The workshops, courses, trainings, and publications at the Institute utilize the Relational-Cultural Model of development, which focuses on 'growth-fostering relationships' as central to positive human development.

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Responding to Sexual Assault on Campus: A National Assessment and Systematic Classification of the Scope an...

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Ongoing since 2015

This study will document the current landscape (the breadth and differences) of campus approaches to investigations and adjudication of sexual assault.

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