About the WSRC

The Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University is an innovative, interdisciplinary research facility of scholars, artists, students, and faculty who study gender issues and women’s lives. Advancing the social justice mission of Brandeis University, the WSRC contributes intellectually to the university as well as to national and international communities.

Suzanne Hanser and Alicia Bower seated on stage as panel presenters

WSRC Scholar Suzanne Hanser, Chair Emerita & Professor at Berklee College of Music & Alicia Bower, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Berklee College of Music taking questions from the audience after their panel presentation "Sexual Harassment: Case Study of a College in Distress."

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:

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.