About the Award

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations.

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Endowed Fund at Brandeis University supports this annual award.

The award includes a cash prize of $25,000 and a medal. The prize and medal are presented at a ceremony that includes a reception and a public lecture by the recipient on the Brandeis campus.

2018 Award Presentation and Lecture


Beverly Tatum

Dr. Tatum will deliver the Gittler lecture at the award ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 from 3:30–5 p.m. in Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center, followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public, with no tickets required.

Dr. Beverly Tatum will be in residence on the Brandeis University campus on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.