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WSRC Building

About the Center

The Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University advances knowledge, public dialogue and social justice through interdisciplinary inquiry and the creative arts, focused on women, gender, and sexuality. Image: Goldfarb Library

Harleen Singh with students

Student-Scholar Partnership Program

Brandeis University undergraduate students are paired with with faculty and WSRC scholars for semester-long mentoring relationships and research assistantships.

2018-19 scholars and director

Scholars Program

Artists and academics investigate gender issues in an interdisciplinary environment and share their knowledge with colleagues and the public.

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"Imperiled Bodies: Slavery, Colonialism, Citizenship and the Logics of Gender-Based Violence" Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Series

The WSRC is proud to announce it will be hosting a Mellon Foundation John F. Sawyer Seminar series to explore gender-based violence and the abiding fiction that it is a natural and inevitable facet of the family, state, and nation.

The Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University is a hub of interdisciplinary exchange between scholars and artists, faculty and students, who conduct innovative research and create art with a focus on gender issues and women’s lives. Unique in its breadth of projects, the WSRC is part of an established national network of university-affiliated gender research institutes. As a convening space on campus, the center supports interdisciplinary dialogue, research and art, and shares insights and discoveries with the university and the larger public.