Current Graduate Students
MA in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Research Interests: Intersections of race, gender and religion.
Joint MA in Anthropology & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Research interests: indigenous perspectives on gender and sexuality, non-binaristic gender identities, sexual behavior, politics of belonging and identity, geographical focus on Mexico.
Joint MA in English & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Research Interests: Creative nonfiction, the intersection of embodiment and culture, feminist theory, women's and queer literature, food studies and many things in between.
Research Interests: Gender and sex/sexuality in science fiction and fantasy, sexual violence and coercion in fiction, histories of gender and sexuality.
Research Interests: incels, deconstruction of female poets and their personal lives, 20th and 21st century female writers, the confessional and deep imagery poetry movements, and how gender and sexuality influence horror works.
Joint MA in passing in Music & Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Research Interests: The intersection between the great witch hunts, the establishment of capitalism and the underrepresentation of women and BIPOC in the Western musical canon. They also engage in the critical study of anthropocentrism through the lens of nonhuman musicalities, queer and feminist theory, and anti-capitalism.
Research Interests: Witchcraft and demonology in Lieder, cultic groups and music, vocal pedagogy, representation in opera and its staging, and voice-based analysis.
Graduate Student Experience
"The WGS program at Brandeis not only facilitated my intellectual growth, but brought me close to extraordinary friends and colleagues. My peers in the program imbue their academic work with social consciousness and strong consciences, making Brandeis WGS an environment in which compassionate and critical thought flourishes."