Celebrate Women’s History Month

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”

Virginia Woolf


Writers. Philosophers. Leaders. Artists. Travelers. This Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the women who have shaped the world around us and the authors who have preserved their wisdom for generations to come.


From now until the end of March, use code WM2024 for 25% off select Brandeis University Press titles that bring attention to women’s history and thought.


Happy reading and happy Women’s Month!


The Second Half

The Second Half explores, in photographic portraits and interviews, how the second half of life is experienced by women from many different cultures. From a French actress to a British novelist, from an Algerian nomad to a Saudi Arabian doctor and an American politician, Ellen Warner traveled all over the world to interview women about their lives. Their stories and photographs form a frank, honest, and insightful look into the lives of women over fifty.

Georgia O’Keeffe

One of the greatest and most admired artists of the twentieth century, Georgia O’Keeffe led a life rich in intense relationships with family, friends, and peers. Her extraordinary accomplishments, the eroticized flowers, skulls, stones, and pelvises she painted with such command, are all the more remarkable when seen in the context of the struggle she waged between the demands of love and work. This definitive biography of O’Keeffe is indispensable for understanding her life and art.

Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions

An astonishing wealth of literary and intellectual work by nineteenth-century Black women is being rediscovered and restored to print in scholarly and popular editions. In Kristin Waters and Carol B. Conaway’s landmark edited collection, Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions, sophisticated commentary on this rich body of work chronicles a powerful and interwoven legacy of theory and activism that has shaped the history of North America.

Sculpting a Life

In Sculpting a Life, the first book-length biography of sculptor Chana Orloff (1888-1968), author Paula Birnbaum tells the story of a fiercely determined and ambitious woman who fled antisemitism in Ukraine, emigrated to Palestine with her family and then to Paris, where she became an internationally recognized artist. This biography brings new understanding to Orloff’s multiple identities as a cosmopolitan émigré, woman, and Jew, and is a much-needed intervention in the narrative of modern art.


Frankly Feminist

Short story collections on Jewish writers have — no surprise — typically given women authors short shrift. This new volume represents the best Jewish feminist fiction published in Lilith magazine, and does what no other collection has done before in its geographic scope, its inclusion of 21st-century stories, and its Jewish feminist focus. Skip around, encounter an artist whose other work you may know, be enticed by a title, or an opening line, and you just might stumble upon a revelation.