The mission of the Radcliffe Institute is to create an academic community where individuals can pursue advanced work in any of the academic disciplines, professions, or creative arts. Within that broad purpose, it sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society.
Principal StaffBarbara J. Grosz, Dean
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Helen Ouellette, Administrative Dean
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Danielle Cotter, Special Assistant
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Susan Johnson, Administrative Secretary
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Leslie Kress, Executive Assistant
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Rebecca Wassarman, Director of Academic Engagement Programs
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Justin Kelly, Director of Institutional Research and Development Operations
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Patricia Harrison, Interim Director of Communications
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Phyllis Strimling, Director of Educational Programs
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Judith Vichniac, Associate Dean of the Fellowship Program
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Susan Pintus, Associate Dean of Finance
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Nisha Mongia, Director of Human Resources
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John Horst, Director of Operations
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Marilyn Dunn, Executive Director of the Schlesinger Library and Librarian of the Radcliffe Institute
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Areas of Expertise:Culture & Identity , Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies 
Projects & Campaigns
The Schlesinger Library . A repository of 80,000 volumes and 13,000 linear feet of manuscripts, Schlesinger is the preeminent library documenting the history of women in America. Its holdings include letters, diaries, and personal papers of women and families. The library also houses records of women's organizations, books about women, culinary history, women's periodicals, photographs, videotapes, and oral histories. Prominent collections include the papers of Amelia Earhart, Betty Friedan, and others. The library also administers research grants and sponsors exhibitions and other public programs.
Henry A. Murray Research Center . A singularly valuable archive of longitudinal social science data, the Center serves as a resource for research on the changing lives of American women. The Center's primary purpose is to promote the use of existing social science data to further explore human development and change. A national archive of more than 270 studies is available to researchers from all levels and disciplines, free of charge. The center also sponsors conferences and workshops on methodological and substantive issues.
Academic Engagement Programs . As part of its mission to create an academic community where individuals can pursue advanced work, Radcliffe sponsors a range of programs that engage Harvard faculty and students  in new scholarly and research endeavors. Academic Engagement Programs also serves the public by hosting lectures, conferences, and symposia that aim to increase understanding about cutting-edge research.
Reports & Resources
A Sampling of Innocent Documents. 1999. A collection of essays by Schlesinger Library staff honoring Eva S. Mosley, curator of manuscripts.
"Gender Equality, the Welfare State, and Family Decline in Modern Society." By Annemette Sorenson, Director of the Murray Research Center. In Comparative Social Research.
Annual Report 
Radcliffe Magazine 
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program . Radcliffe Institute Fellowships are meant to support scholars of exceptional promise demonstrated by past academic and professional accomplishment. The Fellowship Program brings scholars from all over the world, nurturing individual study and fostering intellectual connections among them. Fellows are provided with private working space and university resources, along with the opportunity to learn and interact with fellow women scholars, writers, artists, and activists. Fellows present their works-in-progress at weekly public colloquia and continue their exchange at weekly lunches and gatherings.