Department Staff

ChaeRan Yoo Freeze
ChaeRan Yoo Freeze
Chair
Frances and Max Elkan Chair in Modern Jewish History; Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2987 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 312

Expertise: Jewish History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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

Keridwen Luis
Keridwen Luis
Director of Graduate Studies
Lecturer in Anthropology, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-4884 Rabb Graduate Center, 106

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

Alexandra (Alix) Brandon
Academic Administrator
781-736-3045 Rabb 105
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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 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. 
Izzy Hochman
Undergraduate Departmental Representative - WGS

Graduate Department Representatives (GDRs)

Lianne Gallant
WGS Graduate Student Representative
Graduate Student
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Monica Keel
WGS Graduate Student Representative
Graduate Student

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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.