Pembroke Center

The Pembroke Center at Brown University is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters critical scholarship on questions of gender and difference, broadly defined, in national and transnational contexts.

2016-17 Pembroke Research Seminar

The 2016-17 Pembroke Research Seminar will be lead by Bonnie Honig, Professor of Political Science and Modern Culture and Media.  "Anti-War! Theaters of War/Politics of Refusal" will look at anti-war activism through a theoretical lens, drawing especially on the contemporary turn to a "politics" of refusal," an emerging body of theoretical literature that has not thus far been extended to, or tested by, anti-war activism.

Postdoctoral fellowship applications due December 3, 2015.

(Distributed November 19, 2015)

Chanelle Adams '15.5 Discusses Her Research in Madagascar

For her senior thesis in Science and Technology Studies, Chanelle Adams conducted field research in Madagascar. Her work is situated within the traditional healthcare system of northern Madagascar, called "pharmacie gasy." Her thesis traces a complex network of culture, tradition, power, health and knowledge between the marketplace and rural surrounding areas. Read about her work here.

(Distributed November 8, 2015)

Photos from Gendered Gestures: Between Self-representation and Social Projection

Workshop presented by Farah Saleh
Visiting Scholar, Pembroke Center
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Middle East Studies
Creative dance instructor/choreographer, Ramallah, Palestine

Friday, November 6, 2015
5:00 PM
Ashamu Dance Studio, 77 Waterman Street, Providence

This workshop sought to identify what is experienced and perceived as gendered gestures and to understand how the specific ways people move on and off stage are socially constructed. Participants did exercises that explored their relationships to their own bodies and to the bodies of others to investigate how they can consciously start choosing among these gendered gestures and to include them or exclude them from their full range of movements.  

Co-sponsored by Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

Photos (c) Hank Randall


(Distributed November 6, 2015)

Family Weekend Event - War Stories: Women in Conflict Zones

Anila Daulatzai, Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Gender & Sexuality Studies, is a socio-cultural anthropologist who studies the themes of war and humanitarianism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as widowhood and everyday life amidst serial wars.

Catherine Lutz, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, co-directs the Costs of War project that examines the far reaching price of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg P'19, Director of the Pembroke Center and Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, will moderate. She directs the Pembroke Center's multiyear research initiative, Thinking War Differently: A Collaborative Critical Project.

(Distributed August 16, 2015)
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