Spotlight on: WSRC Study Groups

Scholars within the WSRC have created Study Groups that convene members with similar interests and provide them with forums for focused thought and action. One of the Study Groups, the World Cultures Study Group (WCSG), emerged out of the need to communicate effectively about global experiences by facilitating the sharing of personal and cultural information with a focus on gender. 

2017 World Cultures Study Group Report

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About the Scholars Program

Who and What We Are

Evolving and dynamic, the Scholars Program is committed to fostering outstanding individual achievement of the highest caliber while building a community among the scholars and a partnership with the university. As a group, the scholars constitute a research-and-support community:

  • Resident Scholars have a long-term affiliation with the program and work on one or more projects, contribute collegial support and help with administration of the program. 
  • Visiting Scholars join a vibrant scholarly community at the WSRC and have the benefits of institutional affiliation with Brandeis University. While Visiting Scholars do not receive a stipend, they are eligible to apply for work space at the Center, to present work-in-progress, join a study group, and apply to be a Scholar partner to a Brandeis undergraduate student in the Student-Scholar Partnership Program. Visiting Scholars may be in residence for up to a year, but may come for a shorter window of time (e.g. a single semseter, two months in the summer, etc.) The position is renewable for an additional year. 
  • Dissertation Scholars participate for one year while they finish writing their dissertation. 

Scholar Responsibilities

Scholars have three major responsibilities.

  1. Engage in and produce independent and/or collaborative research or creative projects dealing with women's lives or gender issues.
  2. Support the intellectual development of the other scholars, of the university community and of students.
  3. Participate in the administration of the program.
If and when a scholar cannot continue to fulfill these three obligations, the scholar requests a leave of absence or ends her/his relationship with the program.