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"Bummer: Boomer Women, Work and Love" WSRC Lecture in Brandeis student newspaper The Hoot

Writing Fridays for Brandeis Graduate Students 

WSRC and HBI opens the doors to our beautiful library for Brandeis graduate students to come and write on the following Fridays from 11:00-1:00PM: Nov 2, 15 and 30, 2018 and Dec 14, 2018. Coffee and cookies will be served. 

Kniznick Gallery: Rachel Stern "More Weight" Open Monday, July 9-Friday, October 26, 2018

The Kniznick Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by Philadelphia-based artist, Rachel Stern. In “More Weight,” Stern addresses the conflation of histories with their representations through imagery, storytelling, and literary interpretations. Hurry in, the exhibition closes on October 26!

COver Image 2018 NAS_Sexual Harrasment in STEM Fields Report

Please click on the image and read the 2018 Consensus Study Report of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine documenting the evidence-based consensus by an authoring committee of experts on "Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine"

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Welcome to Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center!

Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) is an innovative, interdisciplinary research center of scholars, artists, students, and faculty who study gender issues and women’s lives. Advancing the social justice mission of Brandeis University, the WSRC contributes intellectually to the university as well as to national and international communities.

WSRC operates on principles of interdisciplinary exchange and discovery through three core programs: The Scholars Program, The Student Scholar Partnership Program and the Arts Program. Be sure to check out our Affiliated Programs such as C-Change, a program that engages medical schools and academic health centers in action research promoting culture change, On Equal Terms, a site-specific, mixed-media installation that brings viewers into the experiences of women who work in construction and skilled trades, and Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, the nation’s first investigative reporting center based at a university, helping to fill the void in high-quality public interest and investigative journalism.

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Upcoming Events and Lectures

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