The Wellesley Centers for Women is committed to translating our research into action that drives social change. Our publications contribute to academic discourse and make our work accessible to policymakers, decision makers, activists, direct service providers, and anyone who has the desire to shape a better world. Browse our publications to gain an understanding of the complexity, depth, and importance of the work undertaken by our researchers and program staff to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing.
Our research scientists publish their work in peer-reviewed, academic journals to share their expertise with other scholars and contribute to emerging fields. This builds on our reputation for high-quality, rigorous research and increases the visibility of our work in accademia. Recently published journal articles include:
- The Family System of Sexuality Communication: Extended Family Perceptions of Adolescent-Family Talk about Sex, with Sibling and Non-Sibling Comparison (2021)
- Early Adolescent Social Media-Related Body Dissatisfaction: Associations with Depressive Symptoms, Social Anxiety, Peers, and Celebrities (2021)
- Too Much and Not Enough: Family Stresses and Child Care Preferences in Boston During COVID-19 (2020)
Research should be shared widely and used to shape a better world. That’s why we translate our academic work into fact sheets, policy briefs, infographics, and other accessible formats. By sharing what we know, we leverage the power of data to support women and girls, families and communities. Recent fact sheets and briefs include:
- Find Your Way: A Guide to New England Colleges and Universities for Students with Children (2021)
- Find Your Way: A Guide to Mid-Atlantic Colleges and Universities for Students with Children (2021)
- Supporting Student Parents: Results from Pilot Research on New England Colleges & Universities (2021)
The Research & Action Report, published twice a year, is a window into our latest activities and initiatives. The report features commentaries on social justice issues, interviews with our researchers and program directors, and news about our research findings.
Since 1983, the Women’s Review of Books has been the premier feminist book review and remains proudly a print publication. WRB reviews scholarship as well as fiction, graphic novels, poetry, and memoir usually (but not always) by women.