An Interdisciplinary Major


"As someone who has never wanted to limit herself to one particular area of study, I have appreciated the ability to use gender-based analysis in all subjects, from my second major of economics, to my minors of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and Hebrew, to other areas of interest such as literature, anthropology, American culture, and more."

- Leora Perkins '09 



Professor Faith Smith

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Brandeis enjoys a distinctive international reputation as a pioneering program. Our core and associate faculty, drawn from 23 Brandeis departments and programs, includes some of the most renowned women’s, gender, and sexuality studies scholars in their fields.

Together, our faculty have received nearly every major national fellowship—including MacArthur, Guggenheim, Radcliffe, NEH, NSF, Ford and ACLS awards, have collectively published dozens of important books and scores of articles, have received a significant percentage of the university’s teaching awards, and have held many offices in professional organizations.