Pembroke Center

Knowledge Practices of the Romanian Secret Police

Katherine Verdery, PhD
Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Wednesday, April 16th
5:00 pm
Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence

(Distributed March 20, 2014)

Pembroke Center Student Prize Nominations Due April 25

The Pembroke Center annually awards three prizes for outstanding theses and dissertations. Nominations are due on April 25th. Prizes awarded are:

  • Ruth J. Simmons Prize (undergraduate honors thesis from any department on questions having to do with women or gender )
  • Joan Wallach Scott Prize (undergraduate honors thesis in Gender and Sexuality Studies)
  • Marie J. Langlois Prize (graduate student dissertation from any field on questions related to feminist studies)

Nomination requirements for each prize may be found here.

(Distributed March 19, 2014)

Feminism, Feminist Theory, and Science: Where We've Been and Where We are Going

A Symposium Honoring Anne Fausto-Sterling

Friday, May 2, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence

The afternoon program will feature:

  • Roundtable with talks by Sarah S. Richardson, Anne J. Jacobson, Rebecca Jordan-Young, and Ginger A. Hoffman
  • Discussion with Evelynn Hammonds and Anne Fausto-Sterling about the past and future of Feminist Science Studies 
  • Exhibit of Anne Fausto-Sterling's work from the Pembroke Center's Feminist Theory Archive

There is no registration fee, but we do request that you register via this link by Friday, April 25. For more about the event and Anne Fausto-Sterling's work, please see the Symposium webpage.

(Distributed March 18, 2014)

First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School

A discussion with the author, Alison Stewart' 88

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

6:30 p.m.
Hosted by Jean Howard ‘70
Upper West Side, New York, NY

Journalist Alison Stewart ’88 will talk about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School. In the first half of the twentieth century, Washington D.C.’s Dunbar High was an academically elite public school, despite being racially segregated by law and existing at the mercy of racist congressmen who held the school’s purse strings. The school’s well-educated teachers developed generations of high-achieving African Americans, groundbreakers that included the first black member of a presidential cabinet, the first black graduate of the US Naval Academy and the legal mastermind behind school desegregation. Join us as Alison Stewart shares the past, present, and future of this historic institution.

(Distributed March 17, 2014)

Covering the Bases: Brown Women in Sports

Commencement Forum
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
List Auditorium, 64 College Street, Providence

Sports matter. Playing sports can improve health, earn college scholarships, and launch professional careers. What is being done to create a level playing field for student and professional athletes? What are the challenges and opportunities for women athletes competing at the student, amateur, and professional levels? Join Brown alumnae in a conversation about their personal and professional experiences as leaders, researchers, and competitors in sports.

(Distributed March 10, 2014)

Gender and Sexuality Studies Degree Day

Diversity in Careers Alumni Panel

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm
Smith-Buonanno 201

Please join us as we welcome three esteemed Brown alumni in a moderated Q&A panel.

(Distributed March 9, 2014)

Kubrick's Men's Pictures

Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall 305

Richard Rambuss
Professor of English, Brown University

Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s oeuvre amounts to a sustained meditation on men and the male condition, not only in the present, but also in history and in the future.  The through-line for Kubrick’s body of work is not simply violence and sex, but a pressurized exertion of masculinity in unusual, often extreme circumstances, where it may be mightily taxed or exaggerated to various effects, tragic or comic—or distorted, undone, mechanically reconfigured, metamorphosed.  This lecture focuses on the early Kubrick, including his work as a cub photographer for Look magazine from 1945 -1950, his short-form documentaries, and his early noir boxing feature film Killer’s KissDownload the poster for this lecture.

The Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

(Distributed March 9, 2014)

Subjectivity and the System Conference

Lilia Topouzova, the Pembroke Center's Nancy L. Buc Postdoctoral Fellow, will deliver the closing address at Subjectivity and the System, the 8th Annual History Graduate Student Conference on April 5th.

Keynote Address
Jeremy Varon
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:00 pm
Smith Buonanno 106
Closing Address
Lilia Topouzova
Nancy L. Buc Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pembroke Center
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 pm
Smith Buonanno 106

(Distributed March 8, 2014)
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