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"I am delighted to be an affiliate of the Brandeis WSRC. Support for this thriving center for interdisciplinary thinking and scholarship makes possible intellectual breakthroughs that inform and inspire." Anita Hill, Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies at Brandeis University

"I was so impressed with the quality, professionalism and impact of the event. We are so lucky to have all these great intellectual talents in our midst." Austin Wertheimer, WSRC National Board Member 

Mei Mei Ellerman, WSRC Scholar in a beautiful pink dress speaking at a WSRC Event

WSRC Scholar Mei-Mei Ellerman speaking at the Elinor Gadon Celebration in 2018

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About the WSRC

Two panel presenters at the WSRC in front of an image of #MeToo march

Image: WSRC Scholar Suzanne Hanser, Chair Emerita & Professor at Berklee College of Music & Alicia Bower, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Berklee College of Music taking questions from the audience after their panel presentation "Sexual Harassment: Case Study of a College in Distress." Photo by WSRC Staff 

Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) is an innovative, interdisciplinary research facility 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.

Brandeis WSRC is headed by Professor of Sociology and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Karen V. Hansen, and is the home of:

The Scholars Program, a program comprised of 70 scholars studying gender issues in an interdisciplinary environment.

The Student-Scholar Partnership Program, which pairs Brandeis University undergraduate students with WSRC scholars for semester-long research assistantships.

The Arts Program, which oversees the Kniznick Gallery, devoted to the artwork by or about women, and the permanent art collection as well as scholarly art projects at the WSRC.

Throughout the year, members of Brandeis WSRC Scholars Program present their work through events such as receptions, book launches, film screenings, lectures, panels, performances and concerts that are open to the public. 

The WSRC was founded by Professor of Sociology Shulamit Reinharz in November 2001.