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.

Symposium: The Colonial Archive

Second in a series of annual events organized by the Pembroke Center’s Feminist Theory Archive, the Colonial Archive Symposium is dedicated to the question of the relationship between colonialism and the order of knowledge.

Friday, September 19, 2014
2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall, 305
172 Meeting Street  

Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University)
Natalie Zemon Davis (University of Toronto)
Nupur Mathur  (Artist/Researcher)
Bathsheba Okwenje, (Artist/Researcher)
Itohan Osayimwese (Brown University)
Elisa Giardina Papa (Brown University/RISD)
Ann Laura Stoler (New School)

(Distributed August 20, 2014)

Rethinking Sex, Brain, and Gender: From Dimorphism to Mosaic

Daphna Joel
Professor, School of Psychological Sciences and
Sagol School of Neuroscience
Tel-Aviv University

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street

Sponsored by the Pembroke Center and the Program in Science and Technology Studies.

(Distributed August 1, 2014)


The 2015-16 Pembroke Research Seminar will be lead by Joan Copjec, Professor of Modern Culture and Media.  The seminar will explore the historical emergence of fatigue across a number of fields: military history; psychoanalysis; philosophy; neuroscience; social and political theory and history; art, film, and literature; capitalist ideology. Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are now being accepted.  Apply now. 

(Distributed May 31, 2014)

Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty

The 2014-15 Pembroke Research Seminar, led by Marc Redfield, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, will focus on "Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty".  The seminar will explore the topic of the beautiful from many disciplinary and discursive perspectives.

(Distributed May 28, 2014)

2014-15 Seed Grant Recipients

The Pembroke Center awarded four seed grants to faculty research teams pursuing transnational collaborative research.

Funded projects:

  • Andean Project
  • Black Women at the Grassroots of Politics in Jamaica
  • Breaking the Rules: Gender, Power, and Politics in the Films of Lars von Trier
  • Writing the Undercommons

Read more about the research projects and teams.

(Distributed May 27, 2014)

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

Graduates from the Gender and Sexuality Studies Concentration

Theresa M. Boyer, Katie A. Brennan, Sara D. David, Alissa S. Gold*,Hannah K. Jones, Natalia C. Maymi, Darcy J. Pinkerton, Eliza A. Reynolds, Sophia Seawell, Lindsay M. Sovern, Noelle E. Spencer

* Degree in Women's Studies

(Distributed May 26, 2014)
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