Caryl Rivers

I am an author and journalist  and professor of Journalism at the College of Communication at Boston University. I was awarded the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 from the Society of Professional Journalists for distinguished achievement in Journalism. I was the 2006 keynote speaker at the national Women, Action, Media conference at MIT and am the author of 14 books. My special areas of interest are politics, media and gender issues. For years, I have worked with Dr. Rosalind Barnett, senior scientist at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis on books about women, men, families and children. The Sloan Foundation cited our book "Lifeprints" as a "classic book" from the work-family canon that has made "a significant contribution and stood the test of time." (The book was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.) The Editorial Board of the Boston Globe voted our book “Same Difference” one of the best books of the year in 2004. The New York Times called our book "She Works, He Works "a bold new framing of the story of the American family," and praised its lucid prose. Our most recent book is "The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children" from Columbia University press. 

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