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.

2016–17 Award Presentation and Lecture


Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw will be in residence on the Brandeis University campus from Monday, October 23 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The award presentation and lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 25 at 4 p.m. in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library. The event is free and open to the public, with no tickets required.