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Brandeis WSRC currently has 70 active scholars exploring women's and gender issues in a collaborative and vibrant scholars program. Please visit our scholars profiles by clicking on their names on this webpage. For more information about the WSRC and its Scholars Program, please email the Scholars Program Coordinator, Aina Lagor.

WSRC Scholars on Leave
in 2017-18
Meg Bond
Terry Byrne
Emily Corbato
Nurit Eini-Pindyck
Jane Ring Frank
Anne Gottlieb
Florence Graves
Vivian Montgomery
Naomi Myrvaagnes
Monica Raymond
Vaughn Sills
Rahel Wasserfall

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Pnina Geraldine Abir-Am
History of Women and Gender; History of Life Sciences in the 20th Century; History of Public Memory; History of Israeli Science, Scientists, and Scientific Organizations; Policy and Social Change 

Penina Adelman
Creative Writing; Biblical Women; Creative Ritual; Jewish Folklore; Coming of Age Rituals 

Nancer Ballard
Creative Writing; Law; Book Arts on Women’s Narratives 

Ornit Barkai
Documentary Film, Mass Media, Social Media, Social Memory, Multicultural Memorialization 

Rosalind Barnett
Life Span Development; Gender 

Mary Berg
Latin American Literature; Cuban Writers; Spanish-English Translation

Helen A. Berger
Witchcraft and Contemporary Paganism; Women’s Spirituality; Goddess Worship; New Religious Movements

Lisa Krissoff Boehm
Women’s History; Urban History; Labor History; African American History 

Linda Bond
Installation Art; Women’s Empowerment & Wellbeing as a Pathway to Peace; Art & Activism

Lora Brody
Women’s Studies - Aging, Community, Memory, and Self-Image

Ann W. Caldwell
Philanthropy; Non-Profit Management and Consulting; Women’s Leadership

Liane Curtis
Women and Music; Music Criticism; Musicology

Paula Doress-Worters
Memoir Writing; Women as Political Activists in History and in the Present; Women’s Health and Sexuality; Aging and Ageism

Andrea L. Dottolo
Feminist Psychology; Social Identities; Qualitative Research

Susan Eisenberg
Arts and Public Policy; Poetry; Mixed Media Installation; Medical Humanities; Occupational Segregation 

Mei Mei Akwai Ellerman
Creative Writing; Chinese History; Family; Human Trafficking; Modern Day Slavery 

Rachel Joffe Falmagne
Psychology; Feminist Theory; Epistemology

Fran Forman
Visual Art; Graphic Design; Fine Art Photography

Emily Fox-Kales 
Women, Media, Eating Disorders

Janet Freedman
Women’s Studies; Feminism; Women and Small Groups; Women and Leadership; Libraries and Social Change 

Karen Frostig
Visual Art; Public Memory; Activism; Feminism; Critical Theory

Cheri Geckler
Photography as Art; Neuropsychology, Medical Education; Medical Ethics

Rajashree Ghosh
International Development; Gender; Violence; Urban Community; Nation

Nance Goldstein
Healthcare Leadership; Physician Burnout and What Works to Reduce it, Leading Innovation and Change; Cultural Change to Reflect Workforce Diversity and New Organizational Realities 

Margaret Morganroth Gullette
Cultural Studies; Age Studies; Gender and Age; Ageism; Middle Ageism

Trisha Gura
Science Writing; Science; Health; Psychology; Eating Disorders

Laury Gutierrez
Women Composers; Women Composers Ibero-America; Latin American Women Music Arrangers; Ethnicity and Early Music; Opera and Oratorio by Women Composers

K Melchor. Q. Hall
Black Feminisms; Transnational Feminisms; Development Studies; Latin American Studies 

Mary Oestereicher Hamill
Socially Engaged Art; Curating Contemporary Art; Educational Innovation

Suzanne B. Hanser
Music; Music Therapy; Jewish Ritual; Spirituality

Inez Hedges
Film Studies, Theater

Hilde Hein
Philosophy; Feminist Theory; Aesthetics; Museum Theory

Lois Isenman
Cognitive Science

Laurie Kahn
Media Studies; Cultural History; Popular Culture; Literature; Filmmaking 

Amelia LeClair
Women’s Early Music; Women Composers; Musical Works by Women or Anonymous

Jutta Lindert
Holocaust, Genocide; War; Public Mental Health; Violence 

Frinde Maher
Women and Education; Women’s Studies Education; Feminist Theory; Diversity Issues in Education

Dana Maiben
Music Composition; Women and Music; Historical Performance Practice; Musical Poetics; Feminist Musical Aesthetics 

Brenda Gael McSweeney
Gender and International Development; Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Issues in West Africa, India and Ireland; Poverty Eradication

Annette Liberman Miller
Acting; Theater; Film

Rachel R. Munn
Architecture; Memorials; Memory and Writing

Ruth Nemzoff
Intergenerational Relationships; In-law Relationships; Intermarriage 

Siti Nurjanah
Women's political participation in Indonesia; Women and Islam

Patricia Palmieri
U.S. Women’s History; U.S. Social History; U.S. Family History; History of the Culture of Professionalism; Gender Studies

Linda Pololi
Culture of Academic Medicine; Mentoring; Medical Faculty; Faculty Development; Women in Academic Medicine; Underrepresented in Medicine Minority Faculty

Susan L. Porter
American History; Public History/Museum Studies; Oral History; Gender Studies; Jewish History

Smriti Rao
Gender and Economics; International Development; International Trade and Migration; The South Asian Economy; Agrarian Studies

Susan Rivo
Documentary Film; Web-Based Curriculum Development

Robin A. Robinson
Critical, Psychosocial, and Feminist Criminologies; Psychological Trauma; Social Control of Women and Girls; Psychodynamic Theory; Social History of Women and Crime 

Ellen Israel Rosen
Women and Work; Urban Sociology; Class, Status and Power

Karin Rosenthal
Fine Art Photography; Curating; Teaching

Rosie Rosenzweig
Creativity; Jewish Feminism; Meditation

Ellen Beth Rovner
Culinary Anthropology; Gender; Aging; Memory; Ethnicity

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild
Documentary Film; Women’s Studies; Russian and Soviet History and Society; Jewish Women’s History; LGBTQ History 

Roberta Salper
Spanish and Caribbean Literature and Politics; Women’s Studies and Feminist Identity; Social Activism

Phoebe Kazdin Schnitzer
Gender Differences in Achievement Concerns; Sexual Education: Pre-college Experiences; Single Motherhood/Father Absence; Clinical Intervention in Poverty-Level Families 

Patricia Sheppard 
Women Asylum Claims Trauma, Poetry

Angela Shpolberg
Russian Social and Cultural History; Cultural Diplomacy Between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R in the Period Immediately Following the Russian Revolutions; Women’s Studies; Linguistics

Ludmila Shtern
Behavioral Characteristics of Women Surviving Under Pressure of the Holocaust, Wars, the Police States, Ethnic Prejudice, or Everyday Life; Analysis of Events in Russia and Former Republics of the USSR

Eric Silverman
Masculinity; Ritual; Fatherhood; Childhood; Melanesia

Sukeshi Sondhi 
Visual Arts: Drawings, Installation and Performance Art; Gender, Migration and Identity 

Annie V. F. Storr
Interdisciplinary Art History/Social History; Museum Studies; History of Arts Education; Audience Studies; Learning Assessement 

Sarah Swartz 
Memoir, Holocaust, Culture Clash, Tolerance

Pamela Swing
Women’s Suffrage; Anthropology; Creativity; Women and Spirituality; Ethnomusicology

Susan Thomson
Gender and Achievement; Bereavement Process; Community Service; South Asian Dance/Music; Ethnography

Heather Treseler
Poetry; Autobiography; Gender Studies

Stephanie Wasserman
Behavioral Neuroscience; Neurophysiology of Cocaine Addiction; Foster Mothering and Attachment Issues

Kristin Waters
Political Philosophy, Intellectual History, Race and Gender, Maria W. Stewart, Aphra Behn

Eva-Sabine Zehelein 
North American literatures and cultures, populate culture studies, gender studies, theater and performance studies, medical and environmental humanities.