Dear Members of the WSRC Community,
I am delighted to join such an esteemed group of scholars, activists, artists, administrators, and professors. Professor Karen Hansen’s dedicated work over the last few years has helped foster an integrated community, strengthened even more by her steadfast approach to research and scholarship. Our shared commitment to women’s studies, gender, and sexuality in our work and teaching helps bridge the transition in the midst of this unusual year, and I remain grateful to the hardworking staff (Mary Ballegeer, Aina Lagor, Susan Metrican, Abby Rosenberg, and Kristen Mullin) for shepherding the center through this year.
Cascading Lives: Stories of Loss, Resilience, & Resistance
The WSRC is delighted to announce that WSRC Director Dr. Karen V. Hansen and her co-investigator, Dr. Nazli Kibria of Boston University, have been awarded the Voices for Economic Opportunity Grand Challenge Grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Raikes Foundation. Their proposal, Cascading Lives: Stories of Loss, Resilience, & Resistance, was selected from 1,225 submissions and is one of 28 organizations from 18 states. Please view video here.
Innovative Research Into Gender and Women’s IssuesWorking in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and at their intersections, the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) researchers and artists focus on vexing questions related to gender dynamics and inequalities. To illuminate the past and present, via empirical evidence and transcendent insight, the WSRC aims to construct a path to a more equitable future.
The WSRC acts as a nexus of three dynamic, integrated programs that operate on principles of interdisciplinary exchange and cross-generational partnership:
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.Covid-19 Response: What's Now, What's Next
Brandeis’ Spring 2021 semester is being conducted in a hybrid fashion, with some students living on campus and taking a portion of their courses in person and some students studying completely remotely. Students, faculty and staff coming to campus should comply with all measures required within the Campus Passport, including testing and taking the Daily Health Assessment. For complete information, visit the COVID-19 Response website.