About the WSRC
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 a newly established national network of university-affiliated gender research institutes. As a convening space at the edge of campus, the center supports interdisciplinary dialogue, research and art, and shares insights and discoveries with the university and the larger public.
Photo Credit: WSRC Staff
The WSRC is headed by Professor of Sociology and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Karen V. Hansen, and is the home of:
- The Scholars Program, a program comprised of 70 scholars studying gender issues in an interdisciplinary environment.
- The Student-Scholar Partnership Program, which pairs Brandeis University undergraduate students with WSRC scholars for semester-long research assistantships.
- The Arts Program, which oversees the Kniznick Gallery, devoted to the artwork by or about women, and the permanent art collection as well as scholarly art projects at the WSRC.
Throughout the year, members of Brandeis WSRC Scholars Program present their work through events such as receptions, book launches, film screenings, lectures, panels, performances and concerts that are open to the public.
The WSRC was founded by Professor of Sociology Shulamit Reinharz in November 2001.