Research Areas

Gender Discrimination; Structural, Cultural, and Lifestyle Changes Accompanying Changing Demographics; Rethinking Assumptions About Developmental Markers 


Ph.D., Harvard University

M.A., Harvard University

B.A., Queens College


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Ann Richards Invitational Roundtable

Harvard's Dataverse Network

Boston College Center for Work and Families

Gender Matters

The Truth About Girls and Boys

Rosalind Chait Barnett

Rosalind C. Barnett is a Senior Scientist at the Women's Studies Research Center. Alone and with others, she has published over 115 articles, 37 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 was published in paperback in 2013 by Columbia University Press. She and Caryl Rivers are working on a new book entitled, The New Soft War on Women. Her articles have appeared in numerous academic journals and in general publications (The New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Washington Post, Newsday, the Boston Globe, McCall's, Self, Working Woman, and the Daily Beast). Roz 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. Current Projects I will be working on a proposal for a new book with my long-term writing colleague, Caryl Rivers entitled Are you ready for a 100-year life?

Current Projects

Rosalind C. Barnett is working on a new book proposal with Caryl Rivers. The working title is: The Best Gift Ever. 

Representative Publications

Rivers, C., & Barnett, R.C. The New Soft War on Women; How the myth of the female ascendance is hurting woman, men, and our economy. New York: Tarcher/Penguin (forthcoming 2013).

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