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September 19, 2023

The Women’s Studies Research Center is proud to announce it will be hosting a Mellon Foundation seminar series, entitled “Imperiled Bodies: Sslavery, Colonialism, Citizenship and the Logics of Gender-Based Violence”. This interdisciplinary John F. Sawyer Seminar will explore gender-based violence and the abiding fiction that it is a natural and inevitable facet of the family, state, and nation. It will investigate the logics and mechanisms by which violence is woven into the ordinary and the institutional structures of heteropatriarchy, colonialism, imperialism, racism, and capitalism. 

There will be  total of nine sessions, open to the public.  Please visit the website for fuller details:

July 3, 2022

Sienna Bucu, past WSRC Louise Weinberg Arts Intern for the Kniznick Gallery, recently took part in a Women's Reproductive Rights March she was invited to be a speaker at.  Her speech, titled "Women’s Rights: Pro-Choice Protest" was given at the march July 3, 2022, in Union, New Jersey, and was sponsored by Kean University's Human Rights Institute. This work is a continuation of the work she started during the last school year examining different societal issues and culminating in a 24-hour walk around the Brandeis campus and surrounding Waltham area. Please watch her speech via the attached link.