Elizabeth Debold
Biography & Resources


Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., Senior Editor, brings her experience as a pioneering researcher in human development and gender conditioning to her work for What Is Enlightenment?

Debold is coauthor of the bestseller, Mother Daughter Revolution, and has published numerous articles about human and moral development, gender issues, and girls' self-knowledge and growth. She has consulted to a variety of organizations ranging from corporate law firms to nonprofit educational organizations, has lectured widely, and has appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including Oprah , Good Morning America and NPR’s 51%. Debold is currently the Academic Director of the Master's Program in Conscious Evolution that WIE is running in partnership with The Graduate Institute, in Milford, Connecticut. She is also writing a new book, tentatively entitled The Evolution of Love: Men, Women, and the Possibility of Transformation, to be published by Pantheon.

She received her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, and was a founding member of the Harvard Project on Women's Psychology and Girls' Development, which was directed by Dr. Carol Gilligan.

selected books

Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women
with M. Wilson, and I. Malavé (Bantam, 1994)
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selected articles

Engendering subjects: A Foucauldian Analysis of Developmental Gender Differences
In Martin Packer & Mark Tappan (Eds.), Cultural and Critical Perspectives on Human Development (SUNY Press, 2001)
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Cultivating Hardiness Zones for Adolescent Girls: A Reconceptualization of Resilience in Relationships with Caring Adults
In Norine Johnson, Michael Roberts, and Judith Worell (Eds.), Beyond Appearance: A New Look at Adolescent Girls (American Psychological Association, 1999)
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