Expertise: Jewish History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Expertise: American Politics, Political Behavior, Political Socialization, Public Opinion, Women and Politics, Research Methods
Expertise: Culture Theory, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Gender Theory, Nonheternormative Sexualities, Fandom and Fan Identity, Agency and Identity, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of the Body, Intentional Communities, Consciously Created Culture, Folklore, Magical Practice
Alix is currently finishing her PhD in American Studies with a concentration on Islam and gender in post-9/11 Euro-America. Her past research concentrated on postcolonial literature in the Maghreb and zina as a framework for analysis. Her current research focuses on sites of identity development in millennial Muslim women from fashion, activism, and extremism. Her publications appear in a variety of mediums including through Oxford Islamic Studies, Sage Books, and Arabesques.
Undergraduate Department Representatives (UDRs)
Cassipea is non-binary Black student and Posse scholar at Brandeis. Along with Cassipea's major in WGS, they intend on minoring in AAAS. After undergrad, Cassipea hopes to enter law school and legally advocate for women of color. For now, Cassipea takes advantage of The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII), which provides a student-based model for legal advocacy by increasing the likelihood of approval for applicants seeking status in the U.S. Cassipea's interest in Black feminism, abolitionist work, and legal studies encourages them to imagine possibilies, while accepting and attempting to better reality.
Graduate Department Representatives (GDRs)
Monica graduated with a BA in Spanish & French (double major) with a minor in sociology from Manhattanville College in 2019. She is interested in racial theory, intersectionality, social justice and global feminisms. She wants to further research the experiences of women of color worldwide through an intersectional lens to move towards equal representation for women in all fields.