Distinguished Faculty Lectures

Created in 2004, the Brandeis Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series features a presentation each year by a Brandeis professor who is an internationally recognized scholar of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecture
The Black Ecstatic: Readings of Loss and Black Queer Possibility
Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman
April 4, 2017

Past Presentations

ChaeRan Freeze: "Drinking Champagne on New Year's: Gender and Class in a Russian-Jewish Noblewoman's Diaries"
April 14, 2016

Faith Smith:"Strolling in the Ruins"
February 4, 2015

Sarah Lamb:"Ageless Aging or Meaningful Decline?"
April 18, 2014

Jane Kamensky: "John Singleton Copley and the Marriage Plot: Family Politics in an Age of Revolution"
April 18, 2013

Silvia Arrom: "Hiding in Plain Sight, but Lost to History: Charitable Ladies in Nineteenth Century Mexico"
September 22, 2011

Robin Feuer Miller: "Love in a Time of Upheaval: Kazuko's Letters from Japan"
March 24, 2011

Sarita Bhalotra: "Mending Broken Hearts: Elder Women, Caring and Cardiac Disease"
November 11, 2010

Betsy Brainerd: "The Demand for Sons: An Economic Perspective on Son Preference and Missing Women"
March 23, 2010

Dian Fox: "Hercules and the Half-Blood Prince: Staging Masculinity and Nationalism in Early Modern Spain"
March 18, 2009

Mary Baine Campbell: "Gender, Colonialism and the Queerness of Dreams: 17th-Century Oneirics"
November 13, 2008

Susan S. Lanser: "The Sexuality of History"
March 6, 2008

Erica Harth: “From the Archives to Pulp Fiction: A Scholar Learns About Writing”
November 8, 2007

Karen V. Hansen: “Scandinavian Landtaking on a Dakota Reservation: A Gendered Mosaic”
March 27, 2007

James Mandrell: “Gender and Food in Nineteenth-Century Spain”
November 16, 2006

Anita Hill: “All the President’s Women: Gender and the Judiciary”
February 8, 2006

Marion Smiley: “Dependence, Autonomy, and the Denial of Citizenship”
October 19, 2005

Janet Zollinger Giele: “Educated Women as Agents of Change in Their Own Lives”
February 8, 2005

Bernadette J. Brooten: “Slavery’s Long Shadow Over the Lives of Girls and Women”
September 8, 2004

Jacqueline Jones: “The Home Front as Battle Front: Bringing Ordinary Women into the History of the American Civil War”
April 20, 2004

Joyce Antler: “‘Firebrand’: The Story of Pauli Murray, an Activist in Academe”
February 11, 2004