Past GCRL Events

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The Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Brandeis University
Mailstop 079
Waltham MA 02454-9110

Dr. Lisa Fishbayn Joffe
Shulamit Reinharz Director, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Director, Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law
(781) 736-3116


GCRL Lunchtime Seminars

The lectures meet on Mondays (unless otherwise noted, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at HBI. A Kosher lunch will be provided. RSVP for each lecture to

2017-2018 Seminar Schedule:

Monday, January 22, 2018
Dalia Wassner, Research Associate, 2012 HBI Scholar-in-Residence
Topic: South American Feminists - Cultural Contestations to Political Oppression (Download PDF)

Monday, February 5, 2018
Kristen Lucken, Director of Global Studies, Brandeis University
Topic: Beyond Home and Return - Negotiating Religious Identity across Time and Space through the Prism of the American Experience (Download PDF)

Monday, February 12, 2018
Shira Wolosky, HBI Spring Scholar-in-Residence
Topic: Models of Selfhood - Anzia Yezierska's Complex Memberships (Download PDF)

Monday, February 26, 2018
Tally Kritzman-Amir, HBI Spring Scholar-in-Residence
Topic: Asylum-Seeking Women in Jewish Democratic Israel (Download PDF)

Monday, March 5, 2018
Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar, HBI Helen Gartner Hammer Scholar-in-Residence
Topic: Old Order Amish and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox Women’s Responses to the Internet (Download PDF)

Monday, March 12, 2018
Roya Hakakian, Spring Scholar-in-Residence
Topic: A Grisly Murder, A Stubborn Prosecutor, and the Trial that No One Thought Could Deliver Justice, But Did! (Download PDF)

Monday, March 19, 2018
Leslie Starobin, HBI Academic Advisory Committee
Topic: The Journey of Dorka Berger - From Childhood in the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz to Incarceration at Atlit Detention Camp in Mandate Palestine (Download PDF)

Monday, April 23, 2018
Avigail Zohar, HBI Research Associate
Topic: Thou Shalt (re)Take the Name of the Lord Thy God

The HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law is generously funded by a gift from the Dan Fischel and Sylvia Neil Philanthropic Fund.