Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender


The Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender coordinates a range of events and programs throughout the year with a particular focus on gender and through the lens of intersectional feminism.

We give attention to the ways in which institutional structures and systems of oppression (sexism, racism, ableism, classism, ageism, etc.) impact gendered identities and lived experiences. We create programs and events that cultivate community across difference and inspire critical dialogue and collective movement-making.

Areas of Focus

  • Community Engagement
  • Sarah Doyle Gallery
  • Graduate Student Programs
  • Sarah Doyle Library
  • Masha Dexter Lecture
  • Women Peer Counselors
  • Women’s History Series

Student Involvement

Many of our programs are student-driven and coordinated, under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director. Sarah Doyle programs include but are not limited to lectures, film screenings, panel presentations, workshops, lunch conversations, open houses, creative arts, and social events. We work to coordinate programs that address contemporary issues and are relevant to what is going on at Brown and beyond.

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In coordinating the Women's History Series (WHS), the Sarah Doyle Center staff develops a theme to build our programming around during the academic year.
The Sarah Doyle Center coordinates events and programs aimed specifically towards the Graduate Student community. These include dissertation brown bag lectures, work/life balance events, faculty conversations, and reading groups.