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.

2018 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Ilana Szobel

Talk to be announced

April 4, 2019

Past Presentations

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

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