Politics+Society

A water-color silhouette painting shows a young girl and her mother in profile, leaning their foreheads against one another.
Spring 2018
I was 46 when I had my one and only child, and people lost no time pinning qualifying adjectives upon my incipient momhood—ancient, old, venerable, mature—seven months before her birth.More
A head-and-shoulders portrait of Alyssa Moten ’08.
Winter 2018
Like many young entrepreneurs who run their own businesses, Alyssa Moten ’08 thrives on the unpredictability of her days. But Alyssa’s business isn’t a startup in Silicon Valley—it’s McDonald’s, the 62-year-old burger chain, and she operates three restaurants in Greater Detroit.More
A photo shows Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 speaking in front of a large map of the United States with the words "Nation of Makers" emblazoned across it.
Winter 2018
The maker movement includes everyone who enjoys tinkering and building, whether that means crafting a toy boat out of tinfoil or constructing a solar panel. Nation of Makers was created to support the movement, with Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 as its founding executive director.More
The cover of Malinda Lo's novel. A Line in the Dark, shows a photograph of a hand with dark ink dripping off the fingers.
Winter 2018
Malinda Lo ’96 highlights queer women, particularly queer women of color, in her work for young adult readers. Kirkus Reviews named A Line in the Dark, her sixth novel. one of the best teen mysteries and thrillers of 2017.More
The type-only cover of this memoir reads: What Happened; Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Winter 2018
In What Happened, her memoir of the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 wants to set the record straight. And recent headlines are focusing new attention on her version of events.More
An illustration depicts people standing in small open boats, their suitcases at their feet, about to embark on a journey into the unknown.
Winter 2018
Immigrants and international students have been part of Wellesley’s fabric since 1888, when the first international student arrived on campus. Here are six of their stories.More
Yona Levin ’18, Tashay Campbell ’18, and Anna Hunter ’19 pose by the student mailboxes in the Lulu
Winter 2018
An editorial intern at a literary agency, an intern at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and a reporter at the ABC News Beijing bureau… these are three of the students who spoke at this year’s Tanner Conference.More
Portrait of Judith Moore
Fall 2017
Judith Moore ’71 remembers in vivid detail the moment in 1982 when she became aware of the seriousness of climate change. She had left activist work setting up shelters for survivors of domestic violence in…More
Portrait of Pinar Keskin
Fall 2017
As a Ph.D. student at Yale, Pinar Keskin, associate professor of economics, was studying gender dynamics in households. What really caught her attention were the hours upon hours rural women spent collecting water.More
The cover of Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos is a photograph of a young girl working at at outdoor loom.
Fall 2017
Recent publications by Wellesley authorsMore