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News and Upcoming Events

2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecture
The Black Ecstatic: Readings of Loss
and Black Queer Possibility
Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman
April 4, 2017
3:30 pm
Alumni Lounge, Usdan  

#NoDAPL: Putting Theory Into Practice - Dedicated to the Women Water Protectors at Standing Rock
WGS is proud to present a zine designed by the students of "Feminisms: History, Theory, and Practice"! As a final project, Professor ChaeRan Freeze asked students to connect the theory covered in the course to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation's movement to protect their water and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. The zine addresses a range of relevant subjects, such as sacred space, settler colonialism, art as healing, and more. It is inspired by and dedicated to the indigenous women water protectors at Standing Rock, who fearlessly put liberatory theory into practice. Click here to view.

We are pleased to announce a series of programs this year - #Brandeis#TheDialogues - focused on navigating gender and race at work. Check out the website for these interactive workshops, round tables and panels that grew out of a year of conversation between students, staff and faculty. They focus on educating and connecting all of us around these important issues and feature many members of the Brandeis community.

Please join us for Conversations with Extraordinary Women, a new webinar series sponsored by WGS in collaboration with the Rabb School, Brandeis University.

Conversations with Extraordinary Women
March 29, 2017 12:00 PM

This installment features a conversation between Enid and Nate Ancell Professor of Physics, Bulbul Chakraborty and Priyamvada Natarajan, Yale University, a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. Her research involves mapping the detailed distribution of dark matter in the universe, exploiting the bending of light en-route to us from distant galaxies. In particular, she has focused on making dark matter maps of clusters of galaxies, the largest known repositories of dark matter.
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April 19, 2017 12:00 PM
This talk features a conversation between Professor Emerita of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Joyce Antler and Amalia Bob-Waksberg (Brandeis ‘14), who will talk about social activism at Brandeis across the generations.
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WGS Brandeis

Welcome to the website of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) at Brandeis. We are a community of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff and Board members from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. Together we ask questions about intersectional aspects of women, gender and sexuality in classes, lectures and a range of public events.

We offer an undergraduate major and minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and help to support the undergraduate minor in Sexuality and Queer Studies (SQS). We also offer a standalone MA in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and 10 joint MA programs in which graduate students focus on WGS and another discipline. We collaborate with a range of groups on campus and are generously supported by our National Board.

Browse our webpages, learn about our history, join our Facebook group and Twitter feeds, and be in touch with suggestions and questions at any time. We are always happy to hear from you!