May 26, 2021
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., was honored for her decades of work naming and breaking down systems of privilege and oppression.
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., discusses privilege, meritocracy, and racism in the Enough Y’all podcast, which is hosted by social psychologist Dr. Kim Case.
December 6, 2019
Members of the WCW community gathered at the Wellesley College Club in November 2019 to celebrate the publication of a new book by activist and changemaker Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., a senior research scientist, talks about how the dynamics of "white privilege" have changed since she first wrote about it in 1988.
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., a leading voice on white privilege and anti-racism work, shares a collection of her essays on privilege and power in a new book.
This fall, Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., senior research scientist and founder of the National SEED Project, shared perspectives and scholarship on issues of privilege with audiences across the U.S. The College of Design Diversity and Inclusion Council at Georgia Tech invited McIntosh to discuss diversity and inclusion and to facilitate an open discussion with the audience.
Dr. Peggy McIntosh is featured on a panel of white privilege experts.
WCW scholars research and discuss issues around society and leadership, like supports for working women, social justice, and womanism.
In October 2017, Peggy Mcintosh, Ph.D., WCW senior research scientist and founder of the National SEED Project, gave presentations and conducted a day-long workshop on systems of privilege in Japan. The events were held at Sophia University in Tokyo, the Osaka campus of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, and the Dawn Center: Osaka Prefectual Center for Youth and Gender Equality. The primary host was Makiko Deguchi, Ph.D., associate professor of Foreign Studies at Sophia University, who is also president of the Society for International Education, Training, and Research in Japan (SIETAR).
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity presented at a conference on women’s studies in China and other parts of the world held at Capital Normal University in Beijing, June 26-28, 2015. This program was hosted by The Center for Studies in Chinese Women’s Culture, the Forum on Women’s Literature in Chinese, and the Women’s Literature Commission of the China World Association for Chinese Literatures. McIntosh delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the conference which focused on women’s studies.
Research & Action Report Spring/Summer 2006
Susan McGee Bailey and Peggy McIntosh traveled to Hong Kong in June to speak at the Challenges and Possibilities in Gender Equity Education: The Second International Conference in the Asia-Pacific Region held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and co-hosted by the Equal Opportunities Commission.
Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2006
Susan McGee Bailey and Peggy McIntosh traveled to Hong Kong in June 2006 to speak at the Challenges and Possibilities in Gender Equity Education: The Second International Conference in the Asia-Pacific Region held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and co-hosted by the Equal Opportunities Commission.
Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2013
Peggy Mcintosh, Ph.D., WCW associate director and founder of the National Seed Project (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity), lectured and met with colleagues at two Chinese universities in September 2013. While at Peking University in Beijing, she spoke on “Privilege Systems and on Feeling like a Fraud”; at China Women’s University in Beijing she presented “Five Interactive Phases of Curricular and Personal Re-Vision: A Feminist Perspective.” During the trip, McIntosh reconnected with Chinese scholars who work at centers for research on women and who have visited WCW in recent years.
Research & Action Report Spring/Summer 2013
Peggy Mcintosh, Ph.D. was invited to lecture by three universities in South Africa this past March: Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, the University of Cape Town, and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. While in Cape Town, McIntosh visited Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. She also visited the District Six museum in Cape Town that memorializes the 60,000 homes torn down at start of the apartheid regime because the neighborhood was “too mixed.” McIntosh has been asked to return to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University next year.
Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2004
Nan Stein, Ed.D. and Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D. have been invited to participate in the First International Conference on Gender Equity Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, which will be hosted by the Population and Gender Studies Center at National Taiwan University in late November.
Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2005Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D. presented at the Women's Worlds Conference in Seoul, Korea, held June 20-24, 2005. Her paper was entitled, "West Learns from East: A Western Feminist Scholar Discusses Learning from Asian Women's Studies."
This feature in the Washington Post by author Lawrence Otis Graham explores his and his family's experiences in education. Graham cites Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., and her research on white male privilege.
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., gave a lecture at the University of Texas for the Tyler Honors Program and Global Awareness Through Education Program.
In April, Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., WCW associate director and founder of the National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) hosted two scholars from Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an, China. Qu Yajun, professor and curator of the first Women's Cultural Museum, will receive Mcintosh's collection of 7,000 books and journals relating to women's and multicultural studies. These publica tions will join the collection of 2,000 volumes already donated by Li Xiaojiang, professor and founder of the Museum.
The New Yorker, May 13, 2014
by Joshua Rothman
Center for American Progress, May 6, 2014
by Sam Fulwood
The Maneater, February 14, 2014
Campus Reform, February 4, 2014
Acton Institute Power Blog, January 13, 2014
by Anthony Bradley
The Daily Toreador, April 1, 2013
Campus Progress, March 27, 2013
Salon.com, March 11, 2013
Democrat and Chronicle, January 7, 2013
The Huffington Post December 27, 2012
MinnPost January 26, 2012
For Immediate Release: July 26, 2011
Research & Action Report, Spring/Summer 2011
by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.
U.S. education is in trouble . Many types of school reform have been proposed and tried, but most are not working. They are not creating real solutions to problems. I believe that education reform will continue to falter unless it treats teachers as whole human beings, not as neutral pass-throughs, or as failing parts of machinery. Too often teachers are punished, disrespected, and excluded from conversations on what might actually make education successful for all of our students. What teachers know, what they can contribute, is left out of most efforts to reform education. We cannot change our schools, our systems, without respecting the deep experience of teachers.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 15, 2010
Fordham University eNewsroom
April 19, 2010
April 1, 2010
The Tribune (Ames, IA)
Warren J. Blumenfeld
February 20, 2010
February 18, 2010
Plainview Daily Herald (Plainview, TX)
January 11, 2010
September 29, 2009
September 22, 2009
The Toronto Star
July 3, 2009
Sidelines online (Middle Tennessee University)
March 23, 2009
Twenty-two years ago, Peggy McIntosh founded a teacher professional development project to work for gender equity in schools. She thought of it as an experiment in faculty-led faculty development – empowering teachers to work within their own schools, and within themselves, for change.
The Wall Street Journal
July 22, 2008
July 15, 2008
The Boston Globe
Letter to the Editor from Susan A. Holton
June 16, 2008
The Kansas City Star
Lewis W. Diuguid
June 10, 2008
The Florida Times-Union
April 29, 2008
The Post (Ohio University)
April 14, 2008
Blog: Athens MidDay
April 15, 2008
The Boston Globe
Vanessa E. Jones
March 24, 2008
February 6, 2008
Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2007
Peggy McIntosh lectured in two Chinese universities: Peking University (PU) in Beijing, and Kunming University in Kunming, Yunnan Province in October. Wei Guoying, professor, director of the Women's Research Center at PU, and recent visitor to the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), hosted the visit.
The Heights (Boston College)
November 1, 2007
The National Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Project on Inclusive Curriculum is now in its 18th year. The SEED Project prepares teachers to lead year-long, school-based seminars on making school climates, curricula, and teaching methods more gender fair and multiculturally equitable.