Barnett, Rosalind

Rosalind Chait Barnett, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis. Alone and with others, she has published over 110 articles, 39 chapters, and seven books. Her latest book, Same Difference: How Gender Myths are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children and Our Jobs, written with Caryl Rivers, was published in paperback in 2004 by Basic Books. She and Caryl are working on a new book tentatively entitled, What’s Next? Women and Their Choices for a Long Life. Her articles have appeared both in academic journals and in such general publications as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Times Sunday Magazine,  The Los Angeles Times, McCalls, Self, and Working Woman. Her major current research interests are in: (1) the antecedents and correlates of work—family conflict: (2) the linkages between utilization of workplace flexibility policies and employees’ job-related outcomes; and (3) the associations between role dissimilarity (regarding age and gender)and role incongruence (age and gender) in the supervisor-subordinate dyad and subordinate’s heath outcomes. Dr. Barnett is the recipient of several national and international awards, including being recipient of the One of the Top Five Downloaded Articles in Blackwell Synergy in 2005 Award, 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. A 1997 journal article co-authored with Robert Brennan received the "best paper" of 1997 award from the Journal of Organizational Behavior. She is also the recipient of Harvard University’s 2008 Anne Roe Award, given in recognition of excellence in breaking down traditional stereotypes that thwart women's contributions. Her book, Lifeprints: New Patterns of Love and Work for Today's Women, was selected by the Sloan Work and Family Research Network in 2008 as a "classic book" from the work-family canon that has made "a significant contribution and stood the test of time."

Expertise: Dual Earner Families, Shift Workers, Afterschool Care, Elder Care,  Flexible Work Schedules, and Community, Work and Family


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