Politics+Society

A photo portrait of Anne Shen Chao '74
Winter 2022
In 2010, Anne Shen Chao ’74 founded the Houston Asian American Archive at Rice University, an oral history collection about the lives of Asian Americans living in the Houston area. “We want to make sure that Asian American contributions are included in the narrative of Texas history,” Anne says.More
A photo shows Emma Slibeck ’24, president of NASA and a descendant of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians,  hanging a red dress from a tree on the Academic Quad as part of the REDress installation.
Winter 2022
Last fall, empty red dresses swayed from tree limbs around campus. They were impossible to miss, or ignore. The installation, part of the REDress Project created by Jaime Black, a Canadian artist of mixed Anishinaabe and Finnish descent, was brought to campus by Wellesley’s Native American Student Association (NASA).More
An 1852 lithograph depicts the Black Empress of Haiti in her coronation robes.
Winter 2022
A lithograph of Empress Adelina, a member of the Haitian royal family, is part of the “Album Imperial d’Haiti,” dated 1852. This set of 12 pages is part of the Elbert Collection in Special Collections in the Margaret Clapp Library, which contains some 800 volumes on slavery, emancipation, and Reconstruction.More
The cover of The Pursued and the Pursing shows a drawing of a powerful open sedan driving on a road lit by moonlight.
Winter 2022
AJ Odasso ’05, teacher and poet, has stepped in a new direction with their first novel. The Pursued and the Pursuing picks up right where The Great Gatsby leaves off, but with a difference.More
The cover of State of Terror depicts a graphic red and white American flag against a black background.
Winter 2022
State of Terror is a political thriller with all the fast-paced thrills and chills you’d expect from Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 and award-winning mystery author Louise Penny. It’s also a celebration of a woman’s love for her country and her battle to protect it.More
Illustration of the Statue of Liberty with math symbols radiating from her torch
Winter 2022
A new institute at Wellesley co-founded by mathematics professors Ismar Volić and Stanley Chang supports education and research at the intersection of math and politics.More
Illustration of diverse group of women and girls climbing stairs made of giant dollar bills
Winter 2022
The pandemic has had a disproportionate economic impact on women, particularly women of color. How can we create a better economy for all?More
A photo of a keyring with a wooden house with a heart carved in its center, and two keys.
Winter 2022
Maintaining a two-career marriage is a delicate balacing act.More
A photo portrait of Alina Ball '03
Fall 2021
As a professor and founding director of the Social Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Clinic at University of California Hastings College of Law, Alina Ball ’03 weaves social and economic justice with corporate transactional law.More
A photo portrait of Andrea Chan Wang '92
Fall 2021
When Andrea Chan Wang ’92 began writing the story that would become Watercress , her latest children’s picture book, she didn’t intend it to be a children’s book at all. “The truth is that I wrote it for myself,” says Andrea, from her home in Denver.More