Research and Art Initiatives

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C - Change

Directed by Dr. Linda Pololi

The National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine engages medical schools in action-research to facilitate institutional culture changes that allow all faculty members and physicians-in-training to contribute fully and reach their own full potential.

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On Equal Terms

Directed by Susan Eisenberg

The On Equal Terms Project draws on research, art, and personal testimony to analyze, convey, and address equity issues for women in historically-male occupations.

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Cascading: Downward Mobility through the Prism of Intersectionality

Directed by Dr. Karen V. Hansen

The Cascading Research Group explores the process of falling from a particular status in ways that trigger additional declines. While fundamentally driven by an economic drop, cascading coexists with and provokes multiple losses, which can in turn become a constellation of descents—social, interpersonal, aspirational.

19 century photograph of group of slaves with the heading "Beyond Slavery"

The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project

Directed by Dr. Bernadette Brooten

The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project works to create Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sexual ethics rooted in freedom, mutuality, meaningful consent, responsibility, and female (as well as male) pleasure, untainted by slave-holding values.

Performance of the play "I Want to Go to Jail"

Photo Credit: Susan Wilson

Suffrage and Citizenship

As the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment approaches, the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, the Women’s Studies Research Center, and the Politics Department at Brandeis are celebrating women’s suffrage.