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Re:Joyce; Joyce Antler’s Retirement Conference, 2015

Joyce Antler and Interim President Lisa Lynch

From Brandeis Now, October 20 2015 By Julian Cardillo Photo Credit Heratch Ekmekjian This past weekend Brandeis celebrated the work, words and vision of Joyce Antler ‘63, the Samuel B. Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studiesand a nationally renowned women’s historian who will retire at the end of this academic […]

The Letters Behind My Name, 2015

Selina Fulford

On October 28, 2015, WGS invited College and Community Fellowship’s Theater for Social Change to offer a performance titled, “The Letters Behind My Name,” directed by Elizabeth Mirarchi. Based in Harlem this group “uses theater to raise awareness about the impact of mass incarceration on women, families, and communities. TSC’s original performances are based on ensemble members’ life stories and […]

Critical Analysis in Black Feminist Thought, 2015

Jasmine Johnson

Students in Professor Jasmine Johnson’s class, Black Feminist Thought, created a website of their important work: https://medium.com/black-feminism

Criminal Justice?: Race, Gender, & Incarceration, 2015

Criminal Justice Flyer

  On March 10th, 2015 we held our 20th annual Lubin symposium on Criminal Justice?: Race, Gender, and Incarceration.”  The symposium panel featured three speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Hinton (Harvard University)  The War on Crime and the Roots of Mass Incarceration Reverend Vivian Nixon (College and Community Fellowship) Education and Faith the Common Threads:  A Womanist’s Experience of Doing Time, […]

Evelyn Murphy and the Wage Project Come to Brandeis, 2014

Evelyn Murphy

On March 14th, 2014, WGS invited Dr. Evelyn Murphy, former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, and founder of the grass-roots organization “WAGE Project, Inc.” to speak at Brandeis as part of the 19th annual Tillie K. Lubin Symposium.  In her talk, entitled “Work Smart, Earn What You are Worth,” Murphy spoke about the gap in wages […]

Jennifer Finney Boylan Lectures in 2013

Jennifer Finney Boylan

On October 15th, best selling author and celebrated LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan offered the 10th annual Eleanor Roosevelt lecture in Women’s and Gender Studies on “She’s Not There,” which was based on her memoir of the same name, and details her experiences as a transgender woman. Jennifer Finney Boylan began by reading an excerpt entitled […]

Esther Kartiganer ‘59, ‘60 Minutes’ Producer Dies at 74 in 2012

Women's Basketball team 55-56

Source:  David Nathan, Brandeis Now.  Original article can be found here. Pioneering journalist Esther Kartiganer ’59, who rose from a job as a temporary assistant at CBS to become a senior producer with the television network’s flagship “60 Minutes” news program at a time when few women held leadership positions in journalism, died of a heart attack […]

Why the History of Women Scientists Matter, 2011

Julie Des Jardins Poster

On April 12 2011, Baruch College-CUNY professor of History Julie Des Jardins delivered a lecture entitled “Why the  History of Women Scientists Matters.” Drawing on her recent book The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science (2010), Des Jardins discussed the ways in which Marie Curie was packaged for and presented to audiences when she toured […]

The Politics of Curriculum, 2011

Lubin Symposium Poster

On 10 February 2011, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program hosted the sixteenth annual Tillie K. Lubin  Symposium on the “Politics of Curriculum.” This timely event featured two keynote  speakers, Professors Julio Cammarota (University of Arizona, Tucson) and Frinde  Maher (Wheaton College/Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University),  followed by a round table discussion. Speaking on “The Battle for Curriculum, […]

Students Hold WGS Movie Night–Precious–2010

Precious film poster

At a co-sponsored event with the Undergraduate Department Representatives from Women’s and Gender Studies and from Sociology, students gathered in the fall of 2010 for a screening of the film Precious. The screening was followed by a discussion of the film and the themes that emerge throughout it. The intersections of gender, race, class, obesity, […]