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News and Upcoming Events

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University invites applications in the field of sexuality studies for its two-year Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship. We welcome candidates in the social sciences and humanities whose research contributes to an intersectional and interdisciplinary understanding of gender, race-ethnicity, class and sexuality. Expertise in studies of violence, masculinity, and/or immigration would be especially welcome. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester and participate in the scholarly life of the faculty. We expect candidates can teach students the connections between the most urgent issues confronting the world by employing gender, feminist and other critical theories. In the second year the candidate will give a public lecture. Candidates are expected to have completed the Ph.D by August 2017.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of your scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation via [https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8409]. To be considered, applications should be submitted by December 15, 2016. Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.


We are pleased to announce a series of programs this fall - #Brandeis#TheDialogues - focused on navigating gender and race at work. Check out the website for these interactive workshops, round tables and panels 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


The first installment featured former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder being interviewed by Director of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism Florence Graves, with an introduction by Associate Professor of Politics and WGS Jill Greenlee.  Watch the webinar at this link.

Our second installment features Kathleen Peratis and University Professor Anita Hill on December 8 at 12 pm EST.  Registration link here

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!