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.

Sally Abrahms

Sally Abrahms

Sally Abrahms is an award-winning journalist and nationally recognized expert on baby boomers and seniors. Her focus is on caregiving, housing and aging in place technology; she has also written about 50+ work and creative aging. Sally has published in the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, AARP, The New York Times, Forbes, USA Today and others.

For two years, she wrote a weekly AARP blog for family caregivers. Sally is the author of two books, and recently contributed a chapter on housing to Not Your Mother’s Retirement.

She has spoken at the annual AARP conference, Harvard Business School and the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit. Sally is the recipient of two fellowships in aging, from the New York Times Foundation and the MetLife Foundation. Check out her work at www.sallyabrahms.com and follow her on twitter at @sallyabrahms.

Anne Donohue

Anne DonohueProfessor Donohue is an award-winning public radio producer and editor. She was the special projects editor at Monitor for five years, and has also been a contributor to NPR, the BBC, WGBH, WBUR and other public radio programs, winning the prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for The DNA Files on NPR. She has a special interest in international news, politics and health and has reported from China, Egypt, Japan, Indonesia and throughout the United States. She has won numerous journalism awards for productions on women and AIDS, population and women’s reproductive health, and treatment of women and girls in the developing world. Prior to her work in public radio, Donohue was a writer and producer in commercial television news at ABC News in Washington and the CBS affiliate in Boston.

In 2008, Donohue was a Fulbright Scholar in Beijing, teaching journalism at Renmin (People’s) University. Donohue remained in Beijing and filed radio reports for several public radio outlets during the run up to the Olympics as well as NBC News during the Olympics. She is the author of a chapter in From Home to Homeland, published in 2010.

Peter Gelzinis

Peter GelzinisPeter Gelzinis is a veteran metro columnist with The Boston Herald who has written extensively about the city he lives in and loves. He has focused on providing a voice to those whose voices are rarely heard, as well as taking issue with those whose voice are far too loud and shrill.

Robert B. Hudson

Robert B. Hudson

Robert B. Hudson is Professor of Social Policy, Boston University School of Social Work. He has written and lectured widely on the politics and policies of aging in the United States and cross-nationally. He serves as Editor of Public Policy & Aging Report, and the 3rd edition of his The New Politics of Old Age Policy was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2014. Hudson is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

 

Jacquelyn B. James

Jacquelyn B. Jaems

Jacquelyn B. James is co-director of the Boston College Center on Aging & Work, and research professor in the Lynch School of Education. Her research has focused on the meaning and experience of work, gender roles and stereotypes, adult development, perceptions of older workers and emerging retirement issues. She and her colleagues have published numerous articles, opinion pieces, and four edited books. Dr. James is past president of the Society for the Study of Human Development and serves on the editorial board of Research in Human Development. Currently, Dr. James is working to establish an international, multi-disciplinary research network on aging and work.

 

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.

Ruth Nemzoff

Nemzoff

Ruth Nemzoff is a resident scholar at Brandeis University's Women's Studies Research Center and a former adjunct assistant Professor at Bentley University. Her academic training in American Studies at Barnard College, in counseling at Columbia University and in Social Policy at Harvard University is the foundation of this picture of the changing American family. She formerly held the position of Assistant Minority Leader of the New Hampshire Legislature and was New Hampshire's first female Deputy Commissioner of Health and Welfare. While serving as a visiting scholar at the Wellesley Center for Research, she wrote a historical analysis of the Changing Perceptions of Mothers of Children with Disabilities and has also published articles about environmental advertising and women in politics and about Jewish intermarriage.

Ruth has founded a nursery school, a counseling service and the National Women's Legislative Lobby. She has served on multiple boards, including New Hampshire's United Way and Boston's Jewish Family and Children's Services and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee, Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy 

Her first book is titled Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children. Her second book is Don't Bite Your Tongue: Making In-laws into family. Ruth has been speaking around the country on these compelling topics and has even brought these issues to an international audience. She and her husband, Harris Berman have four children, four in-law children and eight grand children.

Juliet Pennington

Professor Donohue is an award-winning public radio producer and editor. She was the special projects editor at Monitor for five years, and has also been a contributor to NPR, the BBC, WGBH, WBUR and other public radio programs, winning the prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for The DNA Files on NPR. She has a special interest in international news, politics and health and has reported from China, Egypt, Japan, Indonesia and throughout the United States. She has won numerous journalism awards for productions on women and AIDS, population and women’s reproductive health, and treatment of women and girls in the developing world. Prior to her work in public radio, Donohue was a writer and producer in commercial television news at ABC News in Washington and the CBS affiliate in Boston.

In 2008, Donohue was a Fulbright Scholar in Beijing, teaching journalism at Renmin (People’s) University. Donohue remained in Beijing and filed radio reports for several public radio outlets during the run up to the Olympics as well as assisting NBC News during the Olympics. She is the author of a chapter in From Home to Homeland, published in 2010.

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.