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.

Rape and War: Critical Interdisciplinary Perspectives

May 7, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street

This symposium is the inaugural event in the Pembroke Center's four-year research initiative, Thinking War Differently: A Collaborative Critical Project.

Panel 1

Dagmar Herzog
Distinguished Professor of History, City University of New York
"Sexual Violence and the Nazi Holocaust"

Wendy Kozol
Professor and Chair of Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College
"Gazing at Precarity: Military Conflict and the Ambivalence of Visual Witnessing"

Moderated by Lynne Joyrich, Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Panel 2

David Kennedy
Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
"Regulating Warfare in the Age of Lawfare" 

Yukiko Koga

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College
"Between the Law: The Unmaking of Empire and the Persistence of Redress in Post-Imperial East Asia" 

Moderated by Nina Tannenwald, Director, International Relations Program, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Brown University 

The Pembroke Center gratefully acknowledges support from the Watson Institute for International Studies Collaboration Grant program.

(Distributed May 4, 2015)

I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

A discussion with author Leora Tanenbaum ‘91

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm
Hosted by Amy Finn Binder ’77, P’02, P’09 and Ava Seave ’77
New York, NY (midtown)

Young women today are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as "sluts," caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages. How can they be sexy without being slutty?  And how did they get in this bind to begin with?

(Distributed April 26, 2015)

Archives of Erasure

Writing the Undercommons Presents:

A Roundtable with Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, authors of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study


Wednesday, April 22, 2015
9:15-11:30 am
Hillel Meeting Room
80 Brown Street
Providence, RI 02906


(Distributed April 13, 2015)

Pembroke Center Student Prize Nominations Due April 24

The Pembroke Center annually awards three prizes for outstanding theses and dissertations. Nominations are due on Friday, April 24th. 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 April 12, 2015)
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