Lectures Highlights

WSRC Director Karen V. Hansen interviewed by Brandeis student newspaper The Hoot

The Hoot, April 13, 2018: "Behind the Ziv Quad dormitories and across from the train station is the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC), housed in the Epstein Building. Professor Karen Hansen (SOC/WGS), the director of the WSRC, is in charge of the 15-year-old research center and its many events and projects."

Fox-Kales New Scholars Symposium in Q&A with audience members

Emily Fox Kales taking questions from enthusiastic audience members after her well received presentation "Guilty Pleasures: Unruly Bodies, Appetites and Desire", as part of the Second Annual WSRC New Scholars Symposium: Women Narrate: Memory, Migration and Desire in March that took place in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, Epstein building, Brandeis University

Eisenberg Book Cover We'll Call You if We Need You

Cover of Susan Eisenberg's Book "We'll Call You if We Need You" : For the 40th anniversary of federal affirmative action, Cornell re-issues We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction—“a classic of labor history”—with a New Preface that casts the stories of tradeswomen pioneers through today’s lens.

Annie V.F Storr's lecture on Exercises for the Quiet Eye focused on her new "Slow Art" method of looking at art without rushing into judgement. 

WSRC Scholar Annie Storr featured in The Justice

WRSC World Cultures Study Group Lecture "Finding Lina: Reflections on the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: sought to tell a story rarely told in the media about the crisis- that of a Syrian refugee.

WSRC Study Group World Cultures Study Group featured in The Justice

WSRC Scholar Margaret Morganroth Gullette was interviewed by WSRC Director Karen V. Hansen recently about Gullette's research into Ageism, as part of Brandeis webinar series Conversations with Extraordinary Women. Gullette's lecture "The Monument and the Wrecking Crew: Ageism in the Academy" spoke to the issue of Ageism in Academia.

WSRC Scholar Margaret Morganroth Gullette interviewed by WSRC Director Karen V. Hansen in WGS Conversations with Extraordinary Women

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Orange Flowers at the Meet the Director Reception September 2017

Lecture Series

Over the years, we have offered many thought-provoking and engaging lectures to the Brandeis community and public at large. All lectures take place in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at the WSRC in the Epstein Building, 515 South Street, Brandeis University and are open to the public. This page will update frequently as we add content following a lecture; please check back often for updates.  Gifts to the Scholars Program, which support the Scholar Lecture Series, are always welcome! 


Driver in 19th century car

May 8, 2018, 5-6.30pm Angela Shpolberg, WSRC Scholar: Between Eisenstein and Sinclair: HWL Dana and the Adventure of iQUE VIVA MEXICO!

Joyce Antler, Professor Emerita

May 10, 2018, 12.30-2pm Joyce Antler, Professor Emerita: Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women's Liberation Movement

WSRC Luncheon in NYC

In March 2018 WSRC held a New York City Networking and Learning Lunch to benefit WRSC and all its wonderful programs 

WSRC Scholars at Welcome Day September 2017

WSRC Scholars come together at the start of a new academic year 2017-18 on Welcome Day in September 2017 

Clarity Haynes Lecture

In January 2018, WSRC Kniznick Gallery Curator Susan Metrican introduces exhibiting artist Clarity Haynes to a large group of enthusiastic audience members in the Liberman-Miller lecture hall. An artist led gallery tour and reception followed the lecture.

WSRC Scholars ask questions

WSRC benefits from a generous community of experienced and well-read scholars who are not shy to ask questions and learn more from WSRC's excellent lecture series presenters. Scholars questions often spark stimulating exhanges of ideas and knowledge that goes well beyond the lectures themselves. The WSRC at its best!