Politics+Society

Architect Denise Villar de Castro ’98 and her collaborators stand in an emergency quarantine facility they created outside the Taguig Pateros District Hospital.
Summer 2020
“To see the bayanihan spirit every day in the selfless and generous efforts of everyone involved in this project gives me hope that we can indeed build as one to heal as one through this pandemic.”More
A Forthright Look at the Foremothers of Woman Suffrage
Summer 2020
By the end of the book, readers will have a deeper, richer understanding of the long struggle to win the right to vote and the three generations of women—and occasionally men—who made this struggle their priority.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
A suffragist holds a banner reading "Mr. PRESIDENT HOW LONG MUST WOMEN WAIT FOR LIBERTY"
Summer 2020
More than a century ago, Wellesley faculty, alumnae, and student activists fought to gain women the vote, but in the early days, they faced campus opposition.More
President
Summer 2020
Hope was manifest in this community when it rallied around Rana Zoe. Now, we must show this same power as we step up as citizens.More
Maneesh Arora
Spring 2020
Assistant Professor of Political Science Maneesh Arora is writing a book that examines how political and media elites talk about minorities and why explicitly racial messages work to mobilize voters.More
The cover image of Hell and Other Destinations is a close-in, black-and-white head shot of Secretary Albright
Spring 2020
Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, who has lived a life of global scope at warp speed. Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir covers her life after the U.S. State Department, where she served as secretary of state from 1997 to 2001.More
The cover of The Escape Artist displays an out-of-focus photo of a young girl leaping through a grassy field.
Spring 2020
Writing memoir is a messy business, and no one knows this better than Helen Fremont ’78. Fremont’s book The Escape Artist serves as a sequel of sorts to her memoir After Long Silence , published in 1999.More
An illustration depicts birds falling from electrical wires against an orange sky.
Spring 2020
Last year, Science magazine published a study revealing that the North American continent has lost nearly 3 billion birds over the last 50 years. This means there are 29 percent fewer birds in the United States and Canada today than in 1970. Wellesley alumnae, faculty, and students are among those responding to the crisis with reseach and action.More
A head and shoulders portrait of Selena Malla
Winter 2020
In 1998, Selena Malla ’02 left Nepal for Wellesley. Now, she manages one of the busiest advising centers in South and Central Asia for students who want to attend college in the United States.More