Graduate Student Experience

Monica Doebel

The WGS program at Brandeis not only facilitated my intellectual growth, but brought me close to extraordinary friends and colleagues. My peers in the program imbue their academic work with social consciousness and strong consciences, making Brandeis WGS an environment in which compassionate and critical thought flourishes.

- Monica Doebel MA '18

Graduate Students

MA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Michelle Guaman
Adrian King
Elena Silesky
Riley Thomas graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in May 2016 with a B.A in English and minors in Women’s Studies and African-American Studies. Her graduate research focuses on the intersectional aspects of identity and the affect that has on the performances of neoliberal American femininity and masculinity. Riley’s other research interests include intersectional approaches to black feminist theory, queer theory, LGBTQIA+ histories, and the exploration of power and knowledge production(s) in academia, media, and film.  Riley Thomas
Nicole Veneto

Joint MA in Anthropology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Emaan Abdi

Haley Kandler

Kaliska Ross

Maham Zafar

Joint MA in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Stacey Cruz

Caroline DuBois


Joint MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies

Mitchell Hart


Joint MA in Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Alexa Damaska

Anne Foley

Em Kelley

Paula Slowe

Angela Webster

Joint MA in Sustainable International Development and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Caitlin Denton

Erin Shaw