Rosanna Hertz
Rosanna Hertz
September - November 2016

Rosanna Hertz is the Classes of 1919-1950 Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley College where she has taught since 1983. She is currently chair of the Women's and Gender Studies Department. Hertz teaches courses on changing families and social policy; the social construction of gender; and women, work, and the global economy; as well as a first-year seminar on “The Body.” Her research focuses on families in a changing economy and how social inequality at home and in the workplace shape the experiences of women and men. She also researches the complexity of  “modern families” created through the use of donor gametes and embryos and how the Internet is both revolutionizing the choices for people seeking to enter into third-party reproduction arrangements and creating new possibilities for connection.