Academics

A color photo portrait shows a smiling Sally Engle Merry ’66.
Winter 2021
Sally Engle Merry ’66, formerly the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and professor of anthropology, passed away on Sept. 8, 2020.More
A black-and-white photo portrait shows a smiling Alice Birmingham Robinson ’46,.
Winter 2021
Alice Birmingham Robinson ’46, a much-beloved member of the Department of History for some 46 years, died peacefully at the age of 95 on July 8, 2020, in Leeds, Mass.More
LaShawnda Lindsay, research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women
Winter 2021
In her course Black Girlhood Studies, last fall cross-listed in the Africana studies and education departments, LaShawnda Lindsay, research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women. drew upon her decades of scholarship, as well as a lifetime of lived experience, to help students examine growing up Black and female in America.More
Focusing on Divestment in the Classroom
Winter 2021
Coursework doesn’t generally go directly to the boardroom—but that was exactly the goal of ECON 199, Casey Rothschild’s Fossil Fuel Divestment class last fall.More
An illustration shows masked young students and a their teacher in a socially distanced classroom setting.
Winter 2021
Wellesley has a long tradition of sending its graduates into the classroom. How, we wondered, are these professionals meeting the demands of the pandemic? This winter, we sought out seven Wellesley early childhood and elementary school educators to find out.More
The cover of SHIPPED by Angie Hockman is an illustration showing a woman in a sun hat reclining in an inner tube and being pulled through blue water shaded by palm trees.
Winter 2021
Recent publications by Wellesley authorsMore
The cover of ARROW shows an illustration of a flower motif with its petals rendered as dark-blue women's legs.
Winter 2021
Arrow, a mature and self-assured debut collection of poetry by Sumita Chakraborty ’08, offers poems that are fierce in both emotion and intellect as they wrestle with grief, familial violence, and an existential drama that takes on cosmic proportions.More
Catia Confortini
Summer 2020
“We are living through something that was predicted but no government took seriously—or not seriously enough. … I thought there is no better moment to study a global pandemic than when a global pandemic is happening.”More
Amy Banzaert
Summer 2020
In mid-March, as the coronavirus raced throughout the United States, Amy Banzaert found herself in a race of her own: one against the clock as she rushed to transition her hands-on, project-based engineering course to a virtual format.More
Empty interior of Clapp Library
Summer 2020
The halls may be empty and echoing at Wellesley this summer, but behind the scenes, faculty and staff work continues to hum.More