Centers, Institutes, and Projects
The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project is a faculty initiative to provide religious communities and society at large with the knowledge and framework needed to recognize and acknowledge past collaboration in slavery; to engage in restorative justice for slavery; and to create sexual ethics untainted by slave-holding values.
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research, artistic projects and public engagement.
This collaborative project emerged from the course "Transnational Feminisms: Perspectives from South Asia and Beyond" taught by anthropologist Shilpa Phadke, who was Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Professor in South Asian Studies at Brandeis in the spring of 2018. In exploring the parallels and frictions of women's movements across national boundaries, both undergraduate and graduate students compiled reading lists for specific themes and regions. Participating students share their work as a resource for individuals interested in exploring feminisms in these individual contexts, as well as a broader perspective on how feminism has been mobilized across the globe.