Lisa Rosowsky

Art on Display

Opening January 21, "Blood Memory: A View from the Second Generation," featuring sculpture, fiber arts, and more by artist Lisa Rosowsky, exploring her experiences as a daughter of a Holocaust survivor. > 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 and was Director of the Women’s Studies Program. > more

Ann Caldwell

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Ann W. Caldwell is president emerita of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a degree-granting graduate school affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, where she served for 10 years. > more

Pnina 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 a writer and social worker. She writes and speaks about women and spirituality, women in the Bible, and women as mythmakers and creators of ritual. > more

Nancer Ballard

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Nancer Ballard is a lawyer, specializing in environmental law, risk management, and sustainability. She is the author of several books of nonfiction 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 Chait Barnett is a Senior Scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center having published over 115 articles, 36 chapters and seven books, alone and with others. > more

Mary Berg

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Mary G. Berg grew up in Colombia and Peru, and has published extensively on Colombian, Peruvian and Argentinean writers, with particular interest in women’s fiction. > 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

Debra Blank

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Debra Reed Blank teaches and writes in the fields of Jewish liturgy, Rabbinics, and Ritual Theory. > more

Linda Bond

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Linda Bond is a visual artist who works with gunpowder and graphite to create large scale drawings and, more recently, installation pieces related to the ongoing unrest in the Middle East and our country’s involvement in it. > more

Meg Bond

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Meg A. Bond is a Professor of Psychology and Di- rector 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 Bouvard

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Marguerite Bouvard was, for many years, a professor of political science at Regis College. She published 17 books, numerous articles in the fields of political science, psychology, literature and poetry. > more

Terry Byrne

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Terry Byrne is an arts writer and is currently a regular commentator on WGBH’s “Greater Boston,” discussing the theater and the arts, as well as a frequent contributor to the Boston Globe, writing about theater and dance. > more

Cheryl Conner

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Cheryl is a lawyer, economist and change-agent, who brings an integrative perspective to teaching, the arts and social action. In 2012 she founded H2O, an initiatve to empower communities in creating local economic models for personal health and wellness, wh > more

Jennifer Coplon

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Jennifer Coplon has been a clinical social worker for over 40 years, practicing in several family service and health care settings and currently working privately from her home and at South End Community Health Center in Boston. > more

Emily Corbato

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Emily Corbató is a pianist and photographer whose work has appeared at The Art Institute of Boston, Jewish University of America (CA), Hebrew College (MA),Rubin-Frankel Gallery/Boston University, Curry, Emmanuel, Merrimack and Providence Colleges, Boston and > 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 B. Doress-Worters was one of the original co-authors of "Our Bodies, Ourselves", co-author of subsequent editions up to and including "Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century" and "The New Ourselves, Growing Older." > more

Nurit Eini-Pindyck

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Nurit Eini-Pindyck is a visual artist who creates participatory events and installations in the process of conducting her long-term research/art projects: Gender and Religion, Performing Women’s Narratives and the Transformation of Loss. > more

Susan Eisenberg

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A poet, multidisciplinary artist, activist and educator, Susan Eisenberg re-imagines the everyday, playing with scale and juxtaposition to investigate issues of power and social policy. > more

Mei-Mei Ellerman

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Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman is a founding board director of Polaris Project. Her memoirs (in progress) focus on the history of her biracial adoptive family and her 27-year-long search for her biological origins. > more

Rachel 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 President of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology. > more

Fran Forman

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As a graphic designer, Fran has held a succession of positions in the field of illustration and design. Her personal art combines her illustrative and photographic skills with a passion for surrealism, paradox, illusion, assemblage, the non-human world, and > more

Jane Ring Frank

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Jane Ring Frank is the Conductor/Artistic Director of the Concord Women’s Chorus, a 70-voice women’s ensemble specializing in the works of women composers. > more

Janet Freedman

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Janet Freedman was Dean of Library Services and Professor of Education at UMass Dartmouth where she 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. > more

Elinor 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. > more

Jehanne-Marie Gavarini

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Jehanne-Marie Gavarini is a visual artist who has been exhibited internationally. Her work investigates desire, seduction, fantasies, and sexuality as subjects of representation. > more

Cheri Geckler

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Cheri is a clinical neuropsychologist and photo- graphic/mixed media artist. She is working with women’s groups in Guatemala and Haiti to promote economic independence by forming fiber art projects and subsequent product distribution. > 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 combined knowledge in theory and practical experience gained in India and the U.S. > more

Nance Goldstein

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Nance Goldstein works to improve individual and organizational performance by improving leadership and collaboration skills that recognize gender, age and cultural differences in complex organizations. > 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 Gullette

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Margaret Morganroth Gullette is a cultural critic and prize-winning writer of nonfiction, an internationally known age critic, essayist, and activist. > 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). > 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 Hamill

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Mary Oestereicher Hamill is known for her award-winning collaborative documentary installations. She has held artist residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and at Djerassi in California. > more

Suzanne Hanser

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Suzanne B. Hanser is the founding chair of the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music and President of 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. Her current project reprises a feminist endeavor of the 1970’s to reassess the basic teaching of western philosophy in America. > 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

Rachel Kadish

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Rachel Kadish is a graduate of Princeton University, and holds an M.A. in creative writing from New York University. She is the author of "From a Sealed Room" and "Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story." > 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. Her films include, "TUPPERWARE!" and "A Midwife’s Tale." > more

Kilda Kahne

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Hilda Kahne's work has focused on low income wage earners, women’s work and family lives, and social policies to help raise earnings and standards of living for low income (especially single mother) families. > more

Jambalmaa Khainzan

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Jambalmaa Khainzan was born and raised in Mongolia. Her research includes food safety, nutrition education, micronutrients, prevention of food-borne diseases, risk management, and food quality assurance. > more

Amelia LeClair

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Amelia LeClair received her Bachelor's in Music Theory and Composition from UMass Boston in 1975 and her masters degree from New England Conservatory in 2003, studying with Simon Carrington in choral conducting. She made her conducting debut in Jordan Hall i > 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, and large vocal works. > 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

Frances Maher

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Frances (Frinde) Maher is a former high school teacher and Professor Emerita of Education at Wheaton College. She has written numerous articles on feminist pedagogy and feminist educational theory. > more

Dana Maiben

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Dana Maiben grew up in Salt Lake City and won a number of honors as a young concert artist performing as a soloist with the Utah Symphony and winning a scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory. > more

Elizabeth Markson

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Elizabeth Warren Markson taught at Boston University, where she was Academic Director of its Gerontology Center, and has been a visiting scholar in gerontology at the University of Auckland. > 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 major interest has been on the theory and practice of women’s life narratives and more recently, in Disability Studies. > more

Brenda McSweeney

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Brenda Gael McSweeney served with the United Nations for thirty years in leadership positions where she oversaw UN Development Programme (UNDP) activities and carried out action research on women and development. > 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 17 years. > more

Tova Mirvis

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Tova Mirvis is the author of two novels, "The Ladies Auxiliary," which was a national bestseller published by W.W. Norton in 1999 and "The Outside World," published in 2004 by Alfred A. Knopf. > more

Vivian Montgomery

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Vivian Montgomery is an award-winning harpsichordist/fortepianist and recipient of a Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. > 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 Myrvaagnes 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 New Hampshire’s first female Deputy Commissioner of Health and Welfare. She is the author of Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult > more

Linda Pololi

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Linda Pololi is the principal investigator and founding director for a U.S. Public Health Service funded National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine. > more

Susan Porter

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Susan Porter is an experienced public historian/museum consultant who researches families and buildings for historic house museums and plans and implements museum interpretations, exhibitions, and oral history projects. > more

Ellen Rosen

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Ellen Israel Rosen is a sociologist who has taught at Vassar College and is now Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Nichols College. > more

Karin Rosenthal

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Karin Rosenthal’s photographs of the body in nature have been published internationally and reside in numerous museum collections including the Boston MFA, Boston Public Library, and Danforth Art Museums. > 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. > more

Ellen Rovner

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Ellen Rovner is a cultural anthropologist who was born and raised in Greater Boston. The granddaughter of Yiddish-speaking immigrants and researcher who has worked primarily with Jewish women, Ellen likes the Yiddish idiom "shitterein" to describe not only h > more

Roberta Salper

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Roberta Salper was the first full-time faculty member in the first Women’s Studies Program in the country at San Diego State, and subsequently spent five years as a Resident Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC. > 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. > 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 Rolfe Silverman researches how grief is being medicalized in our society, as is reflected in the language we use to define aspects of the grieving process. > more

Pam Swing

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Pam Swing is an anthropologist, folklorist and photographer who facilitates circles of women. She uses ritual, art, silence, poetry and play to create sacred time/space where women feel safe to explore their unique inner voice. > more

Susan Thomson

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Susan Thomson is the Director of Research at Germaine Lawrence, a residential treatment program for adolescent girls in Arlington, MA, offering long-term programs for girls with histories of behaviors. > 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. > more

Rahel Wasserfall

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Rahel Wasserfall is an anthropologist with a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who has wide experience in three different continents. She has published widely in the area of gender and is the editor of Women and Water: Menstruation in Jewish Lif > more

Stephanie Wasserman

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Stephanie Wasserman is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at Merrimack College where she teaches courses in Behavioral Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology. > more

Kristin Waters

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Kristin Waters is a founding member of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, an organization dedicated to studying people of the African diaspora. She is currently the chair of the Philosophy Department. > more

Natalie Wimberly

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Reverend Natalie C. Wimberly is committed to the health and overall well being of women, their sons and daughters, their husbands and fathers, their sisters and mothers, and their communities. > more

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