The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Brandeis enjoys a distinctive international reputation as a pioneering program. Our core and associate faculty, drawn from 23 Brandeis departments and programs, includes some of the most renowned women’s, gender, and sexuality studies scholars in their fields.
Together, our faculty have received nearly every major national fellowship — including MacArthur, Guggenheim, Radcliffe, NEH, NSF, Ford and ACLS awards, have collectively published dozens of important books and scores of articles, have received a significant percentage of the university’s teaching awards, and have held many offices in professional organizations.
Expertise: American politics, political behavior, political socialization, public opinion, women and politics, and research methods
Expertise: Labor Economics, Economic Demography, Health Economics, Health and Fertility in Post-Socialist Countries
Expertise: Christian studies, New Testament, Post-Biblical Judaism, Early Christian Literature and History, Women and Religion, History of Sexuality, Feminist Sexual Ethics (including focus on law and sexuality), History of Slavery
Expertise: Sociology of Religion, Culture, Health and Medicine, Immigration, Sexuality, Research Methods, Buddhism, Chaplaincy.
Expertise: Jewish History, Women's and Gender Studies.
Expertise: Sociology of gender, class & race/ethnicity; families and kinship; historical sociology; community studies.
Expertise: Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy (Gender and Race)
Expertise: Modern and Contemporary Art
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.
Expertise: Religion. Psychoanalytic theory. Memory and trauma. Anthropology of the body. Commodification. East Asia. Japan.
Expertise: Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Colonial Studies; South Asian Novel; Indian Film; Immigrant Literature; Women's and Gender Studies; South Asian Studies.
Expertise: African and Afro-American literature. Caribbean literature.
Expertise: Modern Hebrew Literature, Israel Studies, Feminist Theory, Psychoanalysis, Trauma Studies, Disability Studies andFilm 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.