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Brandeis WSRC 

Advancing the social justice mission of Brandeis University, WSRC hosts an innovative, dynamic Scholars Program engaged in research and artistic activity, contributing intellectually to the university as well as to national and international communities.

The WSRC Scholars Program is made possible by generous donations from supporters like you. Please consider making a donation today.

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For more information please contact Aina Lagor, Scholars Program Coordinator

Mission and History

WSRC women scholars meeting around a table

WSRC Scholars at Work

Through WSRC's Scholars Program, artists and academic scholars explore women's and gender issues, their work often culminating in thought provoking books and inspiring presentations that are open to the public. 

In 1992, the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University opened its doors to academic scholars who were on leave from other universities, in retirement or working independently, conducting their own research and writing.

Subsequently, under the leadership of Dr. Shulamit Reinharz, funds were raised to rehabilitate a run-down building on the edge of campus and designate a portion of it for a women's studies research center with an innovative scholars program that opened in January 2001.

The WSRC Scholars Program offers Events, and a Lecture Series for the public. Today, Brandeis' Women's Studies Research Center is led by Professor Karen V. Hansen.