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Brace Center for Gender Studies

The Brace Center for Gender Studies at Phillips Academy was opened in 1996 with a generous gift from Abbot Academy alumna Donna Brace Ogilvie '30, contributions from others and a start-up grant from the Abbot Academy Association. Its aim is to provide resources to enhance and strengthen Phillips Academy as a coeducational and multicultural institution by examining the complex issues related to gender, including sexuality, race and ethnicity.

Distinguished scholars in gender studies have been invited to campus to give the Abbot Lectures on gender and contemporary culture. Past scholars have included Nan Stein, Michael Kimmel, Jean Kilbourne, Judith Jordan and Allan Johnson. Sponsored by the Alumnae Lecture Fund.

Top row: Flavia Vidal, Brace Center Co-Director; Payton Jancsy '16; Nico Ciccia '16; Andrew Wang '16; Sky-Bree Takyi '16; Jason Reynolds '18; Larson Tolo '18

Bottom row: Avery Kim '17; Kika Weirich-Freiberg '17; Zizo Bahnasy '17; Justice Robinson '18; Laura Bilal '17; Tasha Hawthorne, Brace Center Co-Director

Not pictured: Zoe Sottile '17