Founded in 1986, the AJS Women's Caucus provides a forum for building relationships among Jewish feminist scholars and supports women in the profession. Working to advance the study of gender within the Association for Jewish Studies and within the wider academic community, the Caucus welcomes both women and men within its membership. Annually, the organization sponsors at least one session on gender at the AJS conference and offers travel grants to graduate students presenting papers related to gender. In the past, the Caucus has published a collection of gender inclusive and women's studies syllabi in Jewish Studies and it currently sponsors several electronic discussion groups for its members and for AJS members.
The Caucus holds a breakfast each year at the conference with presentations about recent work in gender and Jewish Studies or issues of concern within the profession. At the breakfast, the Caucus also displays newly published books, provides information on programs, conferences and fellowships, and offers an opportunity for graduate students, junior and senior scholars to meet and exchange ideas.
Founded at a time when feminist concerns and scholarship on gender were marginalized within the field of Jewish Studies, the Women's Caucus has helped to bring these issues to greater prominence within the Association for Jewish Studies and the larger scholarly community.
Women's Caucus Membership Form
Please return the Women's Caucus Membership Form with a check for your dues to:
The Graduate School - Brush 513,
The Jewish Theological Seminary,
New York, NY 10027