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.

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.