Gordon Fellman has been a member of the Brandeis faculty since 1964, having previously obtained a B.A. from Antioch College and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. He is currently a Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.
During his tenure at Brandeis, Professor Fellman has been both a witness to, and a participant in, many campus events that had national significance. In the late 1960s and early 1970s the occupation of Ford Hall and the organization of the National Strike Center were seminal moments in the history of American and African-American student activism. In the 1980s Professor Fellman was active in the American Anti-Apartheid movement, and in particular opposing the use of University investments in South Africa. He has been crucial in bringing world attention to the plight of Tibet and in organizing the 1998 visit of the Dalai Lama to Brandeis.
Fellman's publications include The Deceived Majority: Politics and Protest in Middle America (1973), and Rambo and the Dalai Lama: The Compulsion to Win and its Threat to Human Survival (1998).