Faculty Research

Check out the game-changing research being conducted in Brandeis labs and in the field.

Sara Shostak

Brandeis University Associate Professor of Sociology Sara Shostak’s research and teaching interests include the sociology of health and illness, science and technology studies, and environmental sociology. Across these domains, she focuses on how to understand - and address - inequalities in health. Shostak's current research focuses on urban agriculture in New England cities.

Carina Ray

Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies Carina Ray was presented with the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize this year. She talks about reaching an audience outside of academics with her research. "I have a duty to ensure that my research is made accessible, especially to those whose history it tells.”

John Lisman

The finding by the lab of John Lisman '66, the DZalman Abraham Kekst Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology, answers one of the most enduring questions in neuroscience. It also opens the possibility of one day editing our memories. We are saddened by the recent news of our colleague John Lisman. See the note from Provost Lisa Lynch about John's passing.

Rachel Fish

One state for two peoples could take many forms. Dr. Rachel Fish, Associate Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, researches how bi-nationalism has been imagined and articulated throughout Zionist and Israeli history.

Andrew Kolodny

On NPR's All Things Considered, Heller's Andrew Kolodny discusses the various factors that drive a racial divide in the opioid epidemic in the U.S.