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 visit the Brandeis University campus in October 2017 for a three-day residency, during which she will formally receive the prize and deliver a public lecture.