Researchers and Journalists
Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D.
Rosalind Chait Barnett, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and Executive Director of its Community, Families & Work Program. Alone and with others, she has published over 110 articles, 39 chapters, and six books.
"Same Difference: How Gender Myths are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children and our Jobs," written with Caryl Rivers, was published in paperback in 2004 by Basic Books. She and Caryl are working on a new book, "The Truth About Boys and Girls." Her articles have appeared both in academic journals and in such general publications as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, McCalls , Self, and Working Woman.
Barnett's major current research interests are in:
- employees' concerns about adult elders and relatives for whom they have responsibility and employees' own well-being and job performance outcomes;
- linkages between utilization of workplace flexibility policies and employees' health;
- and associations between having a materially dependent young adult child and parents' own mental health.
Barnett is the recipient of several national and international awards, including being recipient of the One of the Top Five Downloaded Articles in Blackwell Synergy in 2005 Award, 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. A 1997 journal article co-authored with Robert Brennan received the "best paper" of 1997 award from the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Professor Brescoll’s research focuses on the impact of stereotypes on individuals’ status within organizations, particularly the status of individuals who violate gender stereotypes. Her study "Can an Angry Woman Get Ahead? Gender, Status Conferral, and Workplace Emotion Expression," published in Psychological Science, concluded that people reward men who get angry but view angry women as incompetent and unworthy of status and power in the workplace. The research was widely reported on in the popular press including the New York Times, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and U.S. News & World Report. Her other interests include the cultural origins of stereotypes (e.g. the media), corporate social responsibility, and framing messages to improve health policy. She received her MS, MPhil, and PhD in social psychology from Yale University where she was supported by a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She completed her BA in psychology from the University of Michigan. In 2004, Professor Brescoll worked in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton under a Congressional Fellowship.
Rebecca Glauber, Ph.D.
Rebecca Glauber is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. Her research investigates patterns of gender, race, and class inequalities in families and in the workplace. In particular, she is interested in the transition to parenthood and mothers' and fathers' labor market outcomes, the transmission of wealth disadvantages across generations, and grandparent childcare in single-mother families. At the Carsey Institute, Rebecca studies the effects of family friendly policies on mothers' labor market experiences, economic outcomes, and their children's health and well-being.
Rebecca was awarded the 2006 Sociologists for Women in Society Cheryl Miller Award. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Gender & Society, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Journal of Human Resources, Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, and The Handbook of Families and Poverty. She joined the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2007 after receiving her doctorate degree in sociology from New York University.
Caryl Rivers is the 2007 winner of the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of professional Journalists. She is a nationally known author, journalist, columnist, media critic and professor of journalism at Boston University, and has been reporting about — and commenting on — American life and politics for four decades.
As a Washington newspaper correspondent, she wrote on the Vietnam debate, the women’s movement, the rise of the political right, the battles over political correctness and the divides over race, class and gender that have often convulsed the nation for U.S. newspapers and magazines. Her books have been selections of the Literary Guild, Book of the Month, Doubleday book Club and Troll Book Club.
Rivers’ commentaries appear widely in the media. She blogs regularly on media and politics for Huffington Post, she is a regular commentator for the award winning website Women’s e news and her opeds have appeared in many national publications.
Teaming up with Brandeis Senior Scientist Dr. Rosalind Barnett, she has co-authored a series of award- winning books on the behavioral sciences that debunk myths about women, men and society.