Office Hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Karen V. Hansen, Director

Karen V. Hansen joins the WSRC as the new Director and continues to serve as Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. She is delighted to lead an institution that supports research on women and gender issues and eagerly anticipates collaborating with scholars and artists across fields to grapple with these pressing and important challenges.

Catherine Longwell, Assistant Director

The Assistant Director administers various aspects of the WSRC and its programs. She oversees the use of WSRC's space and equipment and manages the building operations.  She is the budget manager for the center and all of its internal programs. She is also the coordinator of the National Board of Directors.


Aina Lagor, Scholars Program Coordinator

The Scholars Program Coordinator, oversees all aspects of the Scholars Program: admissions, website, lecture series, and various program publications.

Susan Metrican, Rosalie and Jim Shane Curator and Director of the Arts

Susan Metrican, Curator & Director of the Arts, oversees the arts program at the Women’s Studies Research Center through developing exhibitions for the Kniznick Gallery and creating educational programs to enhance exhibitions. Susan is a co-founder of kijidome, an experimental project space and collaborative based in Boston’s South End. Aside from curating exhibitions at the WSRC and kijidome, she maintains a studio practice and has exhibited her work nationally and throughout the Boston area.  She holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.   

Kristen Mullin, Student Scholar Partnership Program Coordinator

Kristen Mullin is the part-time Program Coordinator for the Student-Scholar Partnership Program (SSP), a unique mentoring internship program run through the Women’s Studies Research Center. Kristen facilitates the recruitment and hiring of undergraduate student research assistants to work on a diverse array of projects proposed by WSRC Scholars each semester. Kristen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from Framingham State University, with a Minor in Business Administration. She also has a Master of Science in Human Resources from Suffolk University. 

Abby Rosenberg, Librarian

Abby serves as librarian to the WSRC\HBI scholars, staff and students. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Alfred University; a Master of Arts in American history from the University of Delaware; and a Master of Library Science from Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College.