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 HBI Seminar on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law is a series of informal lunchtime talks exploring the intersection of religion, law and women’s rights. Delivered by HBI Helen Gartner Hammer Scholars-in-Residence, Research Associates and invited guests, these inter-disciplinary presentations of work in progress will cover topics both historical and contemporary, focusing on Jewish and Islamic religious laws and practices. Unless otherwise noted, the talks are scheduled to meet on Mondays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at HBI. Kosher lunch will be provided.

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.