Women's Studies Research Center
515 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Phone: (781) 736-2287
Fax: (781) 736-4881
Rosalind Chait Barnett, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist and the Executive Director of the Community, Families, and Work Program at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center. Alone and with others, she has published over 90 articles, 20 chapters, and six books. With her co-author, Caryl Rivers, she has just completed a new book, Same Difference: How Myths About Gender Differences Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs, to be published by Basic Books. Dr. Barnett 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. Roz is the Principal Investigator on two studies funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, one on the relationship between maternal day vs. evening work schedules and child and family outcomes, and one on how working parents of school-age children in Waltham coordinate their own schedules with their children’s school, after-school, and transportation schedules.