Welcome to Brace

The Brace Center’s current aim is to advance the institutional efforts towards intersectional gender equity and inclusion by offering resources and developing initiatives that affect all areas of the students’ experience — academic, athletic, residential, and extracurricular — through collaborative efforts across the full range of campus constituencies: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents.

In addition, the Center continues its strong tradition of scholarly research on gender issues through its Brace Student and Faculty Fellow programs and the senior colloquium on gender theory, headed by current director Flavia Vidal. In her role, she is assisted by a faculty and a student advisory board comprised of campus experts on feminism and social-justice activism.

The Brace Center exists, in part, due to the generous ongoing support of the Abbot Academy Fund, continuing Abbot Academy’s tradition of boldness, innovation, and caring in education.

Introducing the 2021-2022 Brace Student Fellows!

Upcoming Campus Initiatives

Brace Center Evening Study Hours are back! Join us in Abbot Hall from 7-9 PM on weeknights for community, fellowship, and snacks.

The Brace Center offers professional development to community partners as we celebrate being an all-gender school and work toward greater gender equity, inclusion, and belonging.