Upcoming Events


Behind the Scenes @ Brandeis: The Masks We Wear

Thursday, April 23 9am-9pm in the Farber Mezzanine

Reception 6:30-8:30 pm

SOC 128b: Documenting Race, Class, and Gender will present an interactive photo exhibit on Thursday, April 23 in the Farber Mezzanine. The exhibit will be open from 9am-9pm with a reception from 6:30-8:30 pm. Led by Professor Powers, the students from SOC 128b document their personal experiences at Brandeis through photo essays in order to examine intersections of race, class, and gender. This event is sponsored by the Sociology Department and the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life.

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Saturday, May 2, 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Art

Professor Joyce Antler, author of A History of The Jewish Mother, is a guest speaker for The National Center for Jewish Film's 18th Annual Film Festival, which runs from April 30-May 15. Purchase tickets and find out more at www.jewishfilm.org!

film festival joyce

Past Events:

"Finding His Song: How Harry Belafonte Negotiated a Left-Wing Path Through the Cold War, Civil Rights, and Stardom in the 1950s"

A talk by Judith Smith, Professor of American Studies at University of Massachusetts, Boston.

March 19th, 4:00 p.m. Mandel Atrium

"American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street"

A talk by Paula Rabinowitz '74, University of Minnesota

March 5th at 4:00 p.m. Mandel Atrium

"The Wonderful World of Synergy: Film, Television, and Walt Disney"

A talk by Jennifer Gillan, Professor of English and Media Studies at Bentley University.

February 26, 4:00 p.m.

"Imagined Mobilities: Thinking About Movement in Diaspora Studies"

A talk by Jillian Powers, Florence Kay Fellow in American Studies and Sociology and Jasmine Johnson, Assistant Professor in African and Afro-American Studies and Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

“When Red was a Scary Color: Hollywood and the Blacklist”

A talk by Arnie Reisman, screenwriter of Hollywood on Trial (1976)

Wednesday, October 29th at 5:00 p.m. Mandel Center G03

Women's Liberation In The Hoag-Hall Collection Of Extreme Literature

A talk by Joyce Antler and Karen Hansen

Wednesday, October 22, 3:30-5:00, Rapaporte Treasure Hall 

A Screening of Detour (1945) with Introduction and Q&A by Noah Isenberg

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Schwartz 106

The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse

October 1-2, 2014, Rapaporte Treasure Hall

"Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America" June 10-12, 2014

Marking the 50th anniversary of the slaying of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, the American Studies Program at Brandeis University hosted a conference on the theme “Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America," on June 10-12, 2014. 

"The Media: A Serviceman's View" - Major General Anthony Cucolo

Wednesday, April 2nd at 5:00 pm in Mandel G03

"The Secret White House Cuban Missile Crisis: Getting it Right after Half a Century" - Sheldon Stern

Wednesday, March 12th at 5:00 in Mandel G03

"Margaret Fuller: A Feminist Heroine Across Three Centuries" Megan Marshall

November 14, 2013 at 5:00 in Mandel G03.

“Weimar in Waltham: Brandeis University at the Beginning” - A Talk by Professor Whitfield

November 13, 2013 at 5:00 in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall.

"Trayvon Martin and So Many More: Racial Innocence Today" - Robin Bernstein

October 24, 2013 at 4:00 in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall.