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.

Television, Race, and Re-Visioning the American Dream Symposium

Friday, December 4, 2015
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street
A CSREA Faculty Grant Event

From its inception, television has been invested in the "American Dream," deploying this "dream" in its marketing rhetoric, its programming logics, and its address to audiences. The American Dream has also been a powerful rallying call for mobilizing—as well as disavowing—racial struggle. What is the status of "the dream" today at a moment that has been proclaimed as both "post-televisual" and "post-racial"? This  symposium investigates the fantasy of the American Dream as it intersects with dynamics of racial representation, ideology, and affect in the midst of changing understandings of television texts, audiences, and industries.

Presentations from:
- Matthew Delmont, Associate Professor of History, Arizona State University
- Ann duCille, Emerita Professor of English, Wesleyan University, Visiting Scholar, Pembroke Center
- Bambi Haggins, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Arizona State University
- Darnell Hunt, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology, Director of Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA
- Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Queens College, CUNY
- Pier Dominguez, Doctoral Candidate, American Studies, Brown University
- Lynne Joyrich, Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
- Majida Kargbo, Doctoral Candidate, American Studies, Brown University
- Brandy Monk-Payton, Doctoral Candidate, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

(Distributed December 1, 2015)

Homenagem: Remembering the Life and Work of Abdias Nascimento

Friday, December 4, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Watch webcast

Political thinker, activist, educator, painter, playwright, human rights advocate, untiring warrior in the fight to end racial exclusion in Brazil and elsewhere, Abdias Nascimento (1914-2011) is a towering figure in the Africana world. Join us for a one-day event in which an international group of scholars/observers share their insights into his life, thought, and indelible contributions.

(Distributed November 30, 2015)

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)
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