President Emerita of the National Council for Research on Women
Dr. Basch provides a gender lens to a range of issues including globalization and human security; economic justice; the impact of public policy on women and families; higher education; gender and diversity in academia, society, and the workplace; women in the corporate world, including work/life balance; women’s transformative leadership; and women and girls in science and technology.
Her articles, letters and interviews have been featured in major media outlets including the Associated Press, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
An anthropologist by training, she has examined issues of migration, race, ethnicity, and gender and conducted field research in the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and North America. Dr. Basch has served in leadership positions in academia and at the United Nations. She has written and co-authored numerous books and articles for scholarly journals, and overseen the Council’s many special reports, including Gains and Gaps: a look at the World’s Women, and Taxes are a Woman’s Issue.
Dr. Basch serves on numerous advisory bodies and boards including Ms. Magazine, the Gruber Foundation Women’s Rights Prize, and the New York Academy of Science, of which she is an elected Fellow. She received her PhD in Anthropology from New York University and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.