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Brandeis WSRC scholars explore 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 or by downloading the PDF of our Scholars Program Directory 2017-18 below. 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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For a comprehensive list of WSRC's Scholars in a PDF, please click on the image below and download our Scholars Program Directory 2017-18

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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

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 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.