Program Staff

Sarah Lamb
Sarah Lamb
Chair, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Professor of Anthropology, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2211 Brown Social Science Center, 208 & Rabb Graduate Center, 120a | Pronouns: she/her/hers

Expertise: Social-Cultural Theory, Anthropology of Aging, Gender and Sexuality, Person and Self, Medical Anthropology, Immigrant and Transnational communities, Understandings of Modernity, South Asia, South Asian Americans, US Cultural-Historical Practices of Aging

Ellen Schattschneider
Ellen Schattschneider
Director of Graduate Studies (Fall 2019)
Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2219 Brown Social Science Center, 202

Expertise: Religion, Psychoanalytic Theory, Memory and Trauma, Anthropology of the Body, Commodification, East Asia, Japan

Jill S. Greenlee
Jill S. Greenlee
Undergraduate Advising Head and WGS & SQS Study Abroad Adviser
Associate Professor of Politics, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2760 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 205 | Pronouns: she/her/hers

Expertise: American Politics, Political Behavior, Political Socialization, Public Opinion, Women and Politics, Research Methods

Shannon Kearns
Shannon Kearns
Academic Administrator
781-736-3045 Rabb Graduate Center, 105
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Sierra Dana
Undergraduate Departmental Representative - SQS
Lexi Foman
Lexi Foman
Undegraduate Departmental Representative - WGS
Lexi is a junior from St. Paul, Minnesota. She is pursuing a double major in WGS and Politics and double minoring in Legal Studies and in Social Justice and Social Policy. She is also a Violence Prevention Educator with the Prevention, Advocacy, and Resource Center (PARC) at Brandeis.
Cassipea Stith
Cassipea Stith
Undergraduate Departmental Representative - WGS
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 Student Representatives

Cara Dubois
Graduate Student Representative
Anne Marie Foley
Graduate Student Representative
Michelle Guaman
Graduate Student Representative