Contact Information

Rosalind Chait Barnett, Ph.D.

Women's Studies Research Center
Brandeis University
Mailstop 079
515 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

(781) 736-2287
(781) 736-4881 fax


Roz Barnett

Rosalind Barnett is a Senior Scientist at the Women's Studies Research Center. Alone and with others, she has published over 115 articles, 36 chapters and nine books. Her newly completed book with Caryl Rivers, The New Soft War on Women, was published in Oct., 2013. Her book titled The Truth about Girls and Boys, also with Caryl Rivers, was published in paperback in 2013 by Columbia University Press. 

Her articles have appeared in numerous academic journals and in general publications including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Washington Post, Newsday, the Boston Globe, McCall's, Self, Working Woman, Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, among others.

Rosalind is the recipient of several national awards, including the American Personnel and Guidance Association's Annual Award for Outstanding Research, the Radcliffe College Graduate Society's Distinguished Achievement Medal and Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government's 1999 Goldsmith Research Award, and the Harvard University Graduate School's Ann Rowe award for outstanding contribution to women's education.

She is currently working on a proposal for a new book with her long-term writing colleague, Caryl Rivers. 

Representative Publications

Rivers, C., & Barnett, R.C. The New Soft War on Women; How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men, and our Economy. New York: Tarcher/Penguin,  2013.

Rivers, C. & R.C. Barnett. The Truth about Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes about Our Children. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.


Ph.D., Harvard University

M.A., Harvard University

B.A., Queens College