The Women's Studies Research Center is an interdisciplinary think-and-action tank of faculty, staff and affiliated scholars. The WSRC provides researchers and artists with the opportunity to conduct studies, produce works of art, write books, and experiment with ideas, all of which address the basic concerns of women in the home, the workplace, the media and the economy. The goal of the WSRC is to build a self-governing community of feminist scholars - women and men - who enhance the university while undertaking research and initiating thoughtful cross-disciplinary projects of the highest quality.
Principal StaffShulamit Reinharz, Founding Director
Jessica Parlon, Assistant to Shulamit Reinharz
Sarah JM Hough-Napierata, Assistant Director
Rosa Di Virgilio Taormina, Scholars Program Director
Michele L'Heureux, Curator and Director of the Arts
Kristen Mullin, Student Scholar Partnership Program Coordinator
Abby Rosenberg, Librarian
Areas of Expertise:Access & Disparities , Advancing Women's Leadership , Arts & Activism , Awareness & Education , Barriers & Opportunities , Human Rights & Security , Discrimination , Culture & Identity , Family & Society , Religion & Spirituality , Women in History , Women's Movements , Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies , Women's Networks , Work:life Balance 
Projects & Campaigns
The WSRC houses The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) - the world's first university-based research institute devoted to the study of Jews and gender. The mission of HBI is to produce and promote scholarly and artistic projects and to build a strong, international network of Jewish women.
The goal of the Student-Scholar Partnership is to match undergraduate women and men with scholars at the WSRC and faculty affiliated with the Women's Studies Program to work collaboratively on research or artistic projects. The emphasis of the program is to enable students and scholars/faculty to work collectively on projects that focus on women and women's issues in many different fields. Two unique aspects of the program include emphasis on mentoring and students' contributions to the projects. The program supports the important work that the scholars/faculty are conducting on women's lives and provides Brandeis undergraduates with a unique opportunity to work closely with established professionals in their field of interest.
* The Arts Program 
The Arts Program creates a space for the display of and education about women's art. The Program presents exhibitions in the Kniznick Gallery with a particular focus on the display of women's artwork, and provide information on women artists and their achievements. The program also makes studio space, "a space of one's own," available to women artists, and offers educational opportunities and programming to Brandeis students, outside schools, and adult groups.
* The Scholars Program 
The Scholars Program of the WSRC is an innovative and mutually supportive community of qualified scholars engaged in significant research and artistic endeavors. Working in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences and their intersections, our mission is to focus on questions related to women's lives and gender dynamics. The scholars make intellectual contributions to the local, national, and international communities and advance the social justice mission of the University.
Reports & Resources
ReSearch  - the e-zine of the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, where research, art and activism converge.
Adelman, Penina, Ali Feldman, and Shulamit Reinharz.The JGirl's Guide: The Young Jewish Woman's Handbook For Coming Of Age. 2005. Jewish Lights Publishing.
Reinharz, Shulamit. 2004. American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise. Brandeis University Press.
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
Scholars Program 
The mission of the Scholars Program of the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center is to be an innovative and mutually supportive community of Scholars engaged in research and artistic activity. Working in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences and their intersections, these researchers and artists focus on questions related to women’s lives and gender dynamics. Advancing the social justice mission of Brandeis University, Scholars contribute intellectually to the University as well as to the broader local, national and international communities.
The WSRC Internship Program: Student-Scholar Partners (SSP), currently coordinated by Kristen Mullin , was launched in the spring of 1997 as a project of the Women’s Studies Program at Brandeis University. Today, the Program continues as an important component of the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC). This paid internship opportunity is designed to give undergraduate students a unique learning experience by allowing them to work side by side with a Scholar or faculty member in an interdisciplinary environment.