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Women Leadership State and Society Conference, 2009

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On May 3, 2009, the Al-Quds and Brandeis Universities presented an international conference on “Women, Leadership, State, and Society.” The conference—which was organized by faculty from both Al-Quds and Brandeis, including WGS Professor Sue Lanser, and held at Al-Quds University, Abu-Dis Campus, East Jerusalem, with the support of funds from the Ford Foundation— offered an exploration […]

Gender at the End of Life Symposium, 2009

Poster for Lubin Symposium on Gender at the End of Life: Dying, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia

The fourteenth annual Tillie K. Lubin Symposium, supported by a gift from Sara Lee Lubin Schupf in honor of her mother, took place on February 12, 2009, and dealt with the important topic of “Gender at the End of Life.” The Symposium was co-sponsored by the departments of American Studies, Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology; […]

Women in Science Initiative Kicks off in 2008

Poster for Women in Science Initiative Talk "Dark Matter" with Gabriella Sciolla

In the fall of 2008, a new group started meeting under the auspices of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Known as Women in Science at Brandeis, the group brought together for purposes of discussion and networking faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff involved and/or interested in women and/or science and the Brandeis community. […]

Lubin Symposium on Gender, Race, and Humor, 2008

Flyer of the 2008 Lubin Symposium on Humor

On February 13, 2008, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, with co- sponsorships from across campus presented the 13th Tillie K. Lubin Symposium, “‘I thought it was funny’: Gender … Race … Humor…” With one panel on humor in the world and another with working comedians, the afternoon was designed to provoke thoughtful discussion on […]

Anne Fausto-Sterling on Reconceptualizing Sex and Gender, 2008

Anne Fausto-Sterling Speaks at Brandeis

On October 15, 2008, Anne Fausto- Sterling delivered the fifth annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture, “Nature, Nurture, Neither: Reconceptualizing Sex and Gender.” Professor of biology and gender studies in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University, Fausto-Sterling is well- known as the author of influential books and articles, including Myths Of […]

Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun Speaks at Brandeis, 2008

Carol Moseley Braun at Dinner

Whenever someone argues that one person is unable to make a difference, former U.S. Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun will not accept it. Moseley Braun, the guest speaker at the Women’s and Gender Studies Program’s Fourth Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture in the spring of 2008, charged a crowd of more than 100 Brandeis students, faculty and […]

Feminist Sexual Ethics Project is Founded in 2000

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Founded in 2000 by Bernadette J. Brooten, Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies, of Women’s and Gender Studies, of Classical Studies, and of Religious Studies at Brandeis University, the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project aims to provide religious communities and society at large with the knowledge and framework needed to recognize and acknowledge past collaboration in slavery; to […]

Susan and Barton Winokur Endow Professorship in Economics and WGS, 2009

Susan Winokur

The importance of economics to social justice surely goes without saying. Yet economists are unusual among women’s studies faculties, and gender specialists unusual in departments of economics. Thanks to the generosity of Susan and Barton Winokur, Brandeis became one of the rare universities in which an economist is a senior member of both the Department of […]

Maria Hinojosa on the Political Responsibility of Owning One’s Voice, 2009

Maria Hinojosa Lectures at Brandeis

On September 17, 2009, Maria Hinojosa delivered the sixth annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture. Hinojosa, a well known award winning journalist and author, is managing editor and anchor of NPR’s “Latino USA” as well as senior correspondent for the PBS news magazine “NOW on PBS.” She also hosts the WGBH/PBS program “Maria Hinojosa: One on One,” […]

Jamaica Kincaid Offers Third Annual Roosevelt Lecture in 2006

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Acclaimed novelist and essayist Jamaica Kincaid read from her newest work at the Women’s and Gender Studies Program’s Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture in the fall of 2006. The author of more than ten books, including Annie John, The Autobiography of My Mother, and A Small Place, Kincaid has written about the ethical implications of the slave trade, the lingering […]