The Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University is an innovative, interdisciplinary research facility of scholars, students and faculty who study gender issues and women's lives. Founded by Shulamit Reinharz, Ph.D, ’77, the WSRC is the home of:
The Scholars Program, a program comprised of 78 scholars studying gender issues in an interdisciplinary environment;
The Student-Scholar Partnership Program, which pairs undergraduate Brandeis University students with WSRC scholars for a semester-long research assistantships;
The Arts Program, which oversees the Kniznick Gallery, a unique exhibition space devoted to the artwork by or about women, as well as the permanent art collection and scholarly art projects at the WSRC;
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, a research institute that develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender;
Throughout the year, members of the Scholars Program present their work in lectures, panels, performances and concerts that are open to the public and free of charge. In addition to this Lecture Series, other events are frequently held at the WSRC by the Scholars Program, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Kniznick Gallery including art exhibition openings, book launches, religious celebrations, scholarly lectures, film screenings and discussion panels. For anyone intrigued by art, gender dynamics and women's issues, we urge you to come to our center and take in the eye-opening discussions and thought-provoking art exhibitions.