Expertise: Jewish history, women's, gender and sexuality studies
Expertise: Asian American studies, transnational U.S. history, modern Korea, women’s history, gender and sexuality, oral history, critical mixed race studies
Expertise: German as a foreign language, climate change and the humanities, fairy tales, Jewish-German dialogue, German women writers, German cinema, Age of Goethe, German drama
Dr Alexandra Brandon is the Academic Administrator for the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies (AAPI) Program at Brandeis University.
Undergraduate Department Representatives
Logan Shanks is a junior, triple majoring in AAAS/WGS/English. Through her current art and research project, “Playing in Excess,” she is exploring how Black women express subjectivity and interiority through their aesthetics and bodily capital. Logan’s work enhances the places where Black people spend most of their time and energy by creating authentic spaces for community members to engage with their histories, cultural nuance, and aesthetics through more intentional means.
Logan defines herself as a “Black feminist curator” who demystifies traditional “academic” understandings of blackness by pairing Black theoretical knowledge with everyday, familiar encounters of Black culture and art to create spaces where Black ways of knowing are validated and elevated.