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Congratulations to Anita Hill, WSRC Affiliated Faculty, for receiving the PEN America Courage Award 2019!

The Justice: Sociologist discusses appeal of Tea Party, Donald Trump

The Hoot: Author discusses the red state paradox, research in Louisiana

Kniznick Gallery: One Foot Planted| Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman
February 28- June 28, 2019

The Kniznick Gallery presents HBI exhibition One Foot Planted | Ayelet Carmi & Meirav Heiman. Israeli artists Carmi and Heiman create ambitious video works that explore the impact that politics and conflict have on Israeli women in times of crisis.

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Welcome to Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center!

Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) is an innovative, interdisciplinary research center 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. (WSRC Board Members Rosalie Ripaldi Shane and Cynthia Berenson, with Anita Hill, WSRC Affiliated Faculty; Karen V. Hansen, WSRC Director and Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University Provost. Photograph by Susan Wilson, WSRC Scholar)

On Equal Terms | Tradeswomen: Forward Into Our Fifth Decade

Setting up the On Equal Terms AFL-CIO Exhibition

IBEW Director of Civic and Community Engagement Tarn Goelling, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, and WSRC Scholar Susan Eisenberg at the opening of Eisenberg's installation, "On Equal Terms: Tradeswomen: Forward into Our Fifth Decade"  in the lobby gallery of the AFL-CIO in Washington D.C. 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.

WSRC operates on principles of interdisciplinary exchange and discovery through three core programs: The Scholars Program, The Student Scholar Partnership Program and the Arts Program.

Be sure to check out our Affiliated Programs such as C-Change, a program that engages medical schools and academic health centers in action research promoting culture change, and On Equal Terms, a site-specific, mixed-media installation that brings viewers into the experiences of women who work in construction and skilled trades.

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