Researchers and Journalists

Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D.

Roz BarnettRosalind 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:

  1. employees' concerns about adult elders and relatives for whom they have responsibility and employees' own well-being and job performance outcomes;
  2. linkages between utilization of workplace flexibility policies and employees' health;
  3. 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.

Angela Bos

Angela Bos

Angela is a Assistant Professor of Political Science at The College of Wooster.  In addition to teaching introductory U.S. National Politics, she also teaches a range of upper-level courses, including: Women, Power & Politics, Political Psychology, Media and Politics, Political Parties & Elections, Public Opinion & Voting Behavior, and Research Methods.

There are three main streams to my research. First, I have conducted research on how high school civics education in the U.S. encourages – or not – young people to actively engage in politics. Second, my dissertation research and its extensions examine the ways in which political parties – and the role they play in candidate nominations – influence the ability of female candidates to be elected to office. I investigate the ways in which nomination mechanism affect reliance on gender stereotypes among those choosing the nominee. Third, I am actively engaged in sustained research regarding pedagogy in political science. My most recent paper, for example, argues that there is a divide with regard to the obstacles faculty teaching methods courses believe their students face and the obstacles their students actually perceive. My coauthor and I highlight how student learning can increase through faculty members’ first assessing student concerns about learning methods and then by designing their courses to address their fears.

Judy Foreman

Judy Foreman

Judy Foreman's nationally syndicated column appears in numerous newspapers, including the Boston Globe, the LA Times, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Baltimore Sun and the New York Sun and many others, including foreign outlets, through Tribune Media Services in Chicago. She is also an Affiliated Scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. Her columns cover such topics as aging, women's issues (including hormone replacement therapy), exercise and fitness, cancer, heart disease, alternative medicine, depression, nutrition and many others. All of her columns are available on her web site at

Judith Gordon

Judith Gordon

Dr. Judy Gordon's research and publication interests are in the areas of the career development of professional women, the interface between work and family, older women in the workplace, and managerial effectiveness. She has also written articles about the mid-life transition of professional women, work-family conflict of older women, the delivery of information systems services, the role of the individual in the change process, and the adoption of distributed database management systems.  These articles have appeared in journals such as Information Management Systems, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Organization Development Journal, and Women in Management Review, among others.

Dr. Gordon has taught courses in the doctoral, masters, and undergraduate programs in organizational behavior, human resource management, micro organizational behavior, organizational structure and design, career development, and teaching effectiveness.  She has extensive training and consulting experience in the areas of organizational behavior, human resources management, and career development.

Florence George Graves

Florence GravesFlorence George Graves is the founding director of Brandeis University's Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, where a staff of journalists do major investigative projects on issues related to political and social justice. The Institute, the first investigative reporting center based at a university, involves students as research assistants, giving them a unique opportunity. As an investigative reporter and magazine editor, Ms. Graves's work has focused on exposing political, government and corporate abuses of power, particularly in Washington, and led to a number of congressional hearings, government probes and several reforms in public policies.

Working as an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, she broke the story exposing sexual misconduct allegations about Senator Bob Packwood of Oregon, which led to his resignation. She founded the national political and investigative journal, Common Cause Magazine. Her work has been recognized nationally and she is a recipient of many awards, including the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. She is also a recipient of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, which honors the editing and overall presentation, content and design of a magazine. For six years she taught students how to create and edit magazines at George Washington University.

E. J. Graff

EJ GraffAs Associate Director and Senior Researcher, Graff is heading the Gender and Justice Project, where she is investigating and exposing some of the serious inequities, injustices, and human rights issues that confront many women. Since 2001, she has been a Resident Scholar at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center.

As an author and journalist, Graff has written widely about issues of marriage and family, women's lives, and the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and transgendered people. Her widely praised work is often cited in legal journals, reprinted for use in academic courses and textbooks, entered as courtroom exhibits, and quoted by government policymaking bodies.

In addition to having written two books, Graff is a contributor to Slate's XX Factor and to Her work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, Los Angeles Times, Ms., The Nation, The New Republic,, Village Voice, Women's Review of Books, and in more than a dozen anthologies. As an expert in social policy, she has appeared in several documentaries; is regularly interviewed by public and commercial media outlets such as NPR, ABC, CBC, BBC, PBS, MTV, satellite radio, and cable news; and gives talks and engages in debates at universities, conventions, churches, synagogues, and other public forums, in the U.S. and abroad.

Graff's research and analysis have been furthered by prestigious fellowships and research awards. During the 2000-2001 academic year, she was a Liberal Arts Fellow in Law and Journalism at Harvard Law School, where she examined the intersection of law and social values. In 2001, she received The Nation Institute Investigative Fund Research Award to expose injustices based on gender identity and presentation. From 1997 to 1999, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Schlesinger Library, where she wrote her first book.

Barbara Howard

Barbara Howard is a Peabody Award winning anchor, reporter, writer, producer, board operator with extensive local, national and international experience with work chosen for "Best of NPR". Anchor/reporter who cut teeth at fast-paced major market commercial radio stations, including WBZ Boston, producing several versions of as many as three stories per day. In public radio, producing and voicing more complex long-form features for NPR, BBC and WBUR Boston.  While Anchoring “Evening Edition” at WBUR, winner of a Peabody Award as Executive Producer, for reporting, writing and voicing the 4-part series “Liberation Remembered”.  Associate Producer for the Civil Rights series “Eyes on the Prize II”, coordinating details of a production team and film crew for the multiple award-winning television series aired on PBS. International reporting while living three years in Berlin, Germany and then three years in Beijing, China, producing sound-rich long-form feature stories for NPR, BBC, Marketplace Radio, Voice of America and more.

Terry Ann Knopf

Terry Ann Knopf

Terry Ann Knopf is a Lecturer at in the Journalism Dept at Boston University, where she teaches about  arts criticism.  Earlier, she worked as a TV critic for The Miami Herald and later at The Patriot Ledger. She was also a Boston Globe correspondent, specializing in the arts and media. Her articles on the media have appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Ladies Home Journal and Boston Magazine, and in numerous journals and anthologies.

 A three-time winner for Best TV Critic in Boston Magazine’s annual Best-of-Boston awards, she was also voted Best Columnist by the New England Women’s Press Association and Best Columnist [second place] by the New England Press Association].

 She also worked as the Media Relations Manager at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

 Earlier in her career she was a Research Associate at Brandeis University’s now-defunct Lemberg Center for the Study of Violence, where she authored numerous journal articles on race and the media, as well as the book Rumors, Race and Riots,which was republished in 2006.

Barry Nolan

Barry NolanBarry Nolan is a multi-Emmy award winning television journalist who has reported stories from around the world. From ground zero on 9/11, to the red carpets of Hollywood, from the Negev desert to the rain forests of Borneo, from death row in Texas to fire storms in Malibu.

He has also worked on Capitol Hill, serving as Communications Director for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and is currently Senior Advisor on the Congressional Staff of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12).

Caryl Rivers

Caryl RiversCaryl 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.