More About the Author
Rosalind Chait Barnett is a senior scientist at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. Her pioneering research on workplace issues and family life in America has been sponsored by major federal grants from The National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation. The hallmark of her research has been challenging harmful gender stereotypes using social science research. Her 2013 book, with Caryl Rivers, The New Soft War on Women (Tarcher/Penguin), is her most recent effort to advance this goal.
The New Soft War on Women, has been called "myth-shattering, disturbing, persuasive, and hopeful all at once" by Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School.
Barnett holds the Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, is cited in Who's Who in American Women, and she received the Radcliffe College Graduate Society Distinguished Achievement Medal. She was awarded the Anne Roe Award from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in recognition of her important research on women. She is a 2013 recipient of the Families and Work Institute's Work Life Legacy Award.
Her articles have appeared in many national publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Salon, Huffington Post, Forbes.Com, Self, Working Woman, McCall's, Ladies Home Journal, Working Woman, Dissent, Redbook, Ms., MSNBC.com, Education Week, the Nation, Mother Jones and others.
Alone and with others, she has published more than 110 journal articles, 36 chapters, and nine books.
She is often invited to lecture at major venues in the U.S. and abroad. For example, she has been a keynote speaker at conferences in such countries as Canada, Portugal, U.K., Grand Canary Islands, Hungary, Greece, Ireland, and in various cities throughout the U.S.
She is the author of many critically acclaimed books with Boston University's Caryl Rivers.
* In 2011, they won both the Casey Medal for distinguished journalism and a special citation from the National Education Writers Association for opinion columns.
* The Editorial Board of the Boston Globe voted their book "Same Difference" one of the best books of the year in 2004.
* The New York Times called their book She Works, He Works a bold new framing of the story of the American family, and praised its lucid prose.
*The Sloan Foundation designated their book "Lifeprints" as a "classic book" from the work-family canon that has made "a significant contribution and stood the test of time." (The book was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.)
* She Works, He Works (Harper Collins, 1996) won the first annual "Books For A Better Life" competition sponsored by major publishers. It was based on a major grant from NIMH. The New York Review of Books, in a page-one essay, said the book could help to shape public policy "with less superstition and sentimentality than is currently the case."
*Beyond Sugar and Spice: How Women, Grow, Learn and Thrive. Putnam (l979) was a Book of the Month Club selection, and was serialized by McCalls.
* The pair's books have been selections of Book of the Month, Literary Guild, and Doubleday Book Club. The Daily Beast recently featured their article "The Looming Male Backlash."