Leeza Meksin: Big Bounce

Kniznick Gallery

Brooklyn-based artist Leeza Meksin will present a site-specific installation and a display of 3-dimensional paintings. Using spandex as her primary material, she explores its expressive, elastic, and mutable application to rigid architectural structures. > more

Pnina Geraldine Abir-Am

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Pnina Geraldine Abir-Am is a historian of science who has published widely on the history of women and gender in science, the history of molecular biology, and the history of public memory. > more

Penina Adelman

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Penina Adelman is working at the intersection of creative expression and spiritual quest. She has been interested in these two aspects of living since she was a young girl who wrote poetry while sitting in the woods. > more

Nancer Ballard

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Nancer Ballard has authored several books of nonfiction, Dead Reckoning, a volume of poetry, and numerous short works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. > more

Ornit Barkai

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Ornit Barkai is a documentary filmmaker whose cinematographic works offer intergenerational, multicultural perspectives on narratives of social memory and memorialization in a variety of genres and formats. > more

Roz Barnett

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Rosalind C. Barnett is a Senior Scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center. Alone and with others, she has published over 115 articles, 37 chapters, and nine books. > more

Mary Berg

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Mary G. Berg teaches Latin American literature and translation at various Boston area universities, including Harvard Extension. She grew up in Colombia and Peru. > more

Helen Berger

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Helen A. Berger is a sociologist who specializes in the study of contemporary Paganism and Witchcraft, a new religious movement which venerates the female divine to the exclusion of, or in conjuncture with, the male divine. > more

Linda Bond

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Linda Bond is a visual artist whose work explores the mediated experience of wartime. Pausing to examine the details of violent events, her drawings in gunpowder & graphite and large scale mixed media installations are a personal attempt to humanize... > more

Meg Bond

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Meg A. Bond is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Women & Work at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. > more

Alexandra Borrie

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Alexandra Borrie celebrates 40 years as a professional actor-singer-dancer in New York who has had a long and varied performance career on Broadway, in regional theatres and in television. > more

Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

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Marguerite G. Bouvard is the author or 12 non-fiction books in the area of women and human rights as well as 8 books of poetry, two of which have received awards. > more

Lora Brody

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Lora Brody is best known for her images of Red Sox fans as well as a series of photographs that document the final decade of an iconic snack shop at Provincetown’s Herring Cove Beach. > more

Terry Byrne

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Terry Byrne has been writing about the arts for two decades. She served for 11 years as the Boston Herald’s chief theater critic and columnist, writing about the theater community in and around Boston > more

Emily Corbato

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Emily Corbató’s work, which has been shown throughout the US, focuses on photographic journals from around the world, “street” photography including her “Glorious Women”, architecture, Judaic subjects and nature as observed from her studio on Plum Island MA > more

Nicola Curtin

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Nicola Curtin received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Personality and Social Contexts) and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Smith College. > more

Liane Curtis

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Liane Curtis is a musicologist and the founder and President of both The Rebecca Clarke Society, and Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy, non-profit organizations which are based at the WSRC. > more

Odgerel Dashzeveg

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Odgerel Dashzeveg is an international development professional with extensive work experience in the social and economic development fields, particularly in developing countries. > more

Paula Doress-Worters

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Paula Doress-Worters came to the WSRC/Brandeis from her work in second wave feminism to explore a long-standing interest in Ernestine Rose, a 19th century women’s rights advocate whose contributions had been under-recognized by historians. > more

Nurit Eini-Pindyck

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Nurit Eini-Pindyck is a visual artist who was born and raised in Israel. Previously worked as computer programmer and systems analyst in management and consulting teams, she has been collaborating with scholars from various disciplines since joining WSRC. > more

Susan Eisenberg

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Susan Eisenberg is a poet, multidisciplinary artist, policy analyst, public speaker and educator who re-imagines the everyday, playing with scale and juxtaposition to investigate issues of power and social policy. > more

Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman

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Born and adopted in the United States, Dr. Ellerman received her doctorate at Harvard; studied at Boston University, the University of Geneva, and the Liceo Classico Michelangiolo in Florence > more

Rachel Joffe Falmagne

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Rachel Joffe Falmagne is Professor of Psychology and past Director of Women’s Studies at Clark University, as well as past President of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology. > more

Fran Forman

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Fran studied art and sociology at Brandeis University, received an MSW in psychiatric social work, and then an MFA from Boston University in graphic design and photography. > more

Jane Ring Frank

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Ms. Frank is one of Boston’s most in demand conductors. From professional freelance CD recording projects to workshops for professional conductors and singers, Ms. Frank continues to direct some of Boston’s best musical ensembles. > more

Janet Freedman

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Janet Freedman served as Dean of Library Services and Professor of Education at UMass Dartmouth. She chaired the Department of Education, directed the Women’s Studies Program and co-directed the university’s Center for Jewish Culture. > more

Karen Frostig

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Karen Frostig works as a conceptual, interdisciplinary artist engaged in international activist projects dealing with traumatic memory, inherited erasures, and new forms of testimony. She exhibits her work across the US, in Europe and the Middle East. > more

Elinor W. Gadon

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Elinor Gadon is a cultural historian whose research interests and publications are focused on the analysis of myth and image in their cultural context as they affect issues of gender. Her specialty is the art and culture of the Indian subcontinent. > more

Cheri L. Geckler

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Cheri L. Geckler is a clinical neuropsychologist and photographic/mixed media artist. As a neuropsychologist, she was a member of the clinical faculties at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University School > more

Rajashree Ghosh

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Rajashree Ghosh has worked in the field of social development in the arenas of gender, education, health, and environment. She has worked for the United Nations World Food Programme in India. > more

Nance Goldstein

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Nance Goldstein uses her scholarship in new leadership challenges to working with healthcare clinicians to improve the workplace experience for those who heal us. Her work assists frontline and middle managers lead their staff to deliver. > more

Anne Gottlieb

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Anne Gottlieb works in professional theatre as an actor, director, producer and creator of collaborative work. > more

E.J. Graff

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E.J. Graff is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, where she researches and reports on injustices facing women and children. > more

Florence Graves

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Florence George Graves is the founding director of Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, where a staff of journalists conducts major investigations on issues related to political and social justice. > more

Margaret Morganoroth  Gullette

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Margaret is a cultural critic and prize-winning writer of nonfiction, an internationally known age critic, essayist and activist. Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in American, her latest book, was the winner of a 2012 Eric Hoffer Prize. > more

Trisha Gura

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Trisha Gura is the author of Lying in Weight: the Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women (Harper Collins, May 2007) and contributor to Going Hungry: Writers on Self Denial, Desire and Anorexia (Anchor, 2008). She is a former molecular biologist. > more

Laury Gutierrez

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Praised as “a first-rate instrumentalist” (Boston Globe), Venezuelan viola da gambist and music scholar Laury Gutiérrez specializes in music by women composers and early music from Ibero-America. > more

Mary Oestereicher Hamill

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Mary Oestereicher Hamill is a pioneer of participatory photo-based art regarding social issues. In a multi-year project begun in the 90’s, she loaned video cameras to homeless people and transformed the imagery and sound into collaborative interactive instal > more

Suzanne B. Hanser

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Suzanne B. Hanser, Ed.D., MT-BC is the founding chair of the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music. She is past President of both the World Federation of Music Therapy and the National Association for Music Therapy. > more

Hilde Hein

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Hilde Hein was born in Germany and grew up in California. She studied at Reed College and Cornell, and received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan. She taught at Los Angeles State University, Tufts, Boston University, and Holy Cross Coll > more

Lois Isenman

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Lois Isenman was a Science Scholar at the former Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, where she began her work with intuition, exploring the biological and cognitive mechanisms that likely underlie this mysterious mental capacity. > more

Laurie Kahn

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Laurie Kahn is interested in telling compelling, visually interesting stories that don’t normally find their way to the screen. Laurie’s film A Midwife’s Tale was part of PBS’s The American Experience series and won numerous awards including a national Emmy. > more

Amelia LeClair

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Amelia LeClair received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory and Composition from UMass/Boston and her Master of Music in choral conducting from New England Conservatory, studying with Simon Carrington. > more

Ruth Lomon

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Ruth Lomon’s compositions include orchestral works, concertos for piano, trumpet and bassoon, chamber music, solo piano works, large vocal works such as Requiem for soprano, chorus and winds with Latin text. > more

Maria Lopez

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Maria Lopez was the first Latina appointed a judge in the Massachusetts Trial Court system. She earned a reputation as a fiercely independent, liberal judge, resigning from the bench in the midst of controversy. > more

Louise Lopman

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Louise Levesque Lopman is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts where she taught and chaired the Department of Sociology, and established the Women’s Studies Program which she directed for five years. > more

Frinde A. Maher

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Frances (Frinde) Maher is a former high school teacher and Professor Emerita of Education at Wheaton College. She is the co-author, with Mary Kay Tetreault, of The Feminist Classroom, (1994 and 2001). > more

Dana Maiben

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A musician all my life, I’m currently active as a composer, conductor, writer, teacher, and performer on violin, viola, and historical keyboard instruments. I am the founding Music Director of Foundling Baroque Orchestra and Women’s Advocacy Project. > more

Elizabeth Markson

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Elizabeth Warren Markson studied at Bryn Mawr College, University of Chicago, and received her Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University. She taught at SUNY-Albany, Wellesley College, and Boston University. > more

Mary Mason

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Mary G. Mason, Professor of English, Emerita, Emmanuel College, was Director of Women’s Studies for ten years. Her doctoral work was in nineteenth century English literature but her major interest has been on the theory and practice of women’s life narrative > more

Brenda McSweeney

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Dr. Brenda Gael McSweeney is an academic and researcher specializing in Gender and International Development. She headed UN Volunteers and led UN programs in West Africa, India, and the Caribbean for thirty years. > more

June Mendelson

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June Ellen Mendelson is an advocate for universal health care, with a focus on mental health. At the center of her concern is that the current reform will bring about a comprehensive and effective mental health care system. > more

Annette Liberman Miller

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Annette Liberman Miller has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in Boston, many regional theaters and has been a leading actor with the Shakespeare and Co. Repertory theater in Lenox, MA for 18 years. She is on the Screen Actors Guild. > more

Vivian Montgomery

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Vivian Montgomery is an award-winning fortepianist and harpsichordist, recipient of a Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2013-14, she will be on a Fulbright in Cairo, teaching Women and Music courses at the Uum Kulthum Mu > more

Rachel Munn

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Rachel Munn is an architect with over ten years of professional experience (formerly an Associate at MDS in downtown Boston). Her academic interests focus on the interrelation of architecture, place, memory and memorials. > more

Naomi Myrvaagnes

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Naomi is working on a novel about a rabbi and her congregation, set in the early 1990s. She has written poetry, essays, and short stories, which have appeared in online and print journals and newspapers. > more

Ruth Nemzoff

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Ruth Nemzoff is a former assistant minority leader of the New Hampshire legislature and former Deputy Commissioner of Health and Welfare in that state. She wrote an historical analysis of the “Changing Perceptions of Mothers of Children with Disabilities.” > more

Siti Nurjanah

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In 1995, Siti Nurjanah co-founded the Institute for the Study of Religion and Democracy (eLSAD) and in 2009, she co-founded Women and Youth Development Institute of Indonesia, both based in Surabaya, Indonesia. > more

Patricia Palmieri

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Patricia Palmieri grew up in Fresh Meadows, New York, attended public schools, skipped the 8th grade in a program known as “special progress” and graduated from Hunter College. She was in the last “all girl” class and wore buttons to “ban the boys.” > more

Linda Pololi

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Linda Pololi, Senior Scientist, is nationally recognized for her extensive research and innovative contributions to the professional and personal development of faculty in academic medicine, including women and underrepresented minority groups. > more

Susan Porter

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Susan Porter is an historian whose primary research fields are nineteenth-century American social history, gender history, child welfare history, and Jewish history. > more

Smriti Rao

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Smriti Rao is an associate professor of economics and global studies at Assumption College in Worcester MA. Her research is motivated by a desire to understand the ways in which economic inequalities intersect with gender inequalities in developing countries > more

Susan Rivo

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Susie Rivo is an independent documentary filmmaker. Her award-winning film, Amy, screened at over 20 film festivals, including Sundance, and was broadcast on several PBS stations, including WNET (NYC) and KQED (San Francisco). > more

Gabriel Robinson

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Gabriel Robinson grew up in West Virginia. Her childhood interest in fairy tales and wild places translated into a B.A. in Religion from Bard College, and later into a Ph.D. in History of Religions from the University of Chicago. > more

Ellen Rosen

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The basic thrust of Ellen Rosen’s research has been on the intersection of class and gender. Her first book, Bitter Choices: Blue Collar Women in and Out of Work was based on a study of 200 women factory workers who were employed in traditional women’s facto > more

Karin Rosenthal

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Karin Rosenthal’s photographs of the nude in nature reside in numerous private and museum collections including the Boston MFA, Boston Public Library, Santa Barbara MFA, the Fogg, Rose, and Danforth Art Museums, ICP, and the Yale University Art Gallery. > more

Rosie Rosenzweig

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Rosie Rosenzweig’s early poetry was anthologized in the first gender-friendly American Hebrew prayer book as well as in various feminist anthologies. As the founder of the Jewish Poetry Festival in Sudbury Massachusetts.. > more

Ellen Rovner

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Ellen Rovner is a cultural anthropologist who studies the intersection of gender, class, food, and ethnicity. She is an adjunct professor at Boston University, teaching in the Masters in Liberal Arts and Gastronomy program. > more

Mayra Ruiz Castro

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Mayra Ruiz Castro is a scholar interested in the interplay between organizational practices and intra-household dynamics and its effects on work/life balance and career advancement, particularly in emerging economies. > more

Rochelle Ruthchild

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Rochelle Ruthchild is a research associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian studies, and a Visiting Scholar at the WSRC. > more

Roberta Salper

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After many decades of scholarship, academic administration and social activism, Roberta Salper has most recently been Executive Director of Political Research Associates, a progressive think-tank in Boston that monitors the full spectrum of the political Rig > more

Nancy Salzer

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Nancy Salzer’s documentary films and experimental-doc videos have shown at museums, festivals, and universities around the United States, Canada and Europe. > more

Ludmila Shtern

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Born, raised and educated in Leningrad, USSR, Ludmila Shtern worked as a Senior Research Fellow in the Geology Department at Leningrad University, and is the author of 17 scientific papers in geology. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1976. > more

Eric Silverman

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Eric Silverman is a cultural anthropologist at Wheelock College in American Studies and Human Development. He is currently completing a book on the history of Jewish clothing, focusing on messages about gender and ethnic identity. > more

Phyllis Silverman

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Phyllis R. Silverman's early work was with the widowed and she learned that a woman’s sense of self is changed by this experience. The need for change is often overlooked in how people cope with the death of a key person in their lives. > more

Pam Swing

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Pam Swing is an anthropologist, folklorist and photographer. Recently, Pam has become fascinated by her militant suffragist grandmother, Betty Gram Swing. From 1917-1920, Betty worked full time for the National Woman’s Party. > more

Susan Thomson

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Susan Thomson is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). Her courses include Social Anthropology, Community Service, Sociology of the Family, and Sociology of Health and Healthcare. > more

Rhoda Unger

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Rhoda Unger is professor emerita of psychology at Montclair State University. She has written/ edited nine books on the psychology of women and gender and more than 85 articles and book chapters in this field. She has also published several recent articles i > more

Rahel Wasserfall

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Rahel Wasserfall is the Director of Evaluation and Training at CEDAR and Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University (WSRC). She has broad experiences in the evaluation of educational programs in complex multilingual and cr > more

Stephanie Wasserman

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Stephanie Wasserman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Brandeis University. During 2014/2015 she will be teaching two courses: 1. Biological Basis of Motivation and 2. Developmental Psychology. > more

Kristin Waters

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When Kristin Waters compiled and wrote critical introductions for Enlightened Conversations: Women and Men Political Theorists, (Blackwell 2000), she challenged teachers and researchers to be more inclusive of race and gender. > more

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