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.

Sexualities and Queer Imaginaries in the Middle East: Conference April 10-11

Middle East Studies will host the third annual Engaged Scholarship conference on April 10-11, 2015. The conference brings together diverse experts from the Middle East and around the world (academics, journalists, activists, human rights advocates, filmmakers, novelists, faith-based leaders, artists, and others) who have contributed to the representations and/or development of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) movements in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.

(Distributed March 6, 2015)

Seed Grants of up to $10,000 for Brown Faculty - Applications Due April 1

The Pembroke Center’s seed grant program supports collaborative research initiatives that involve Brown faculty from the humanities, social sciences, creative arts, and health sciences. In keeping with the Pembroke Center’s intellectual mission, these research initiatives will examine intersecting dimensions of difference such as gender, sexuality, generation, work, class, race, ethnicity, language, citizenship, and religion.

Please click here for application guidelines.

(Distributed March 2, 2015)

March 5-6: Exploring the Legacy of Louise Lamphere v. Brown University

Brown University Anthropology Department, 1970-71.Brown University Anthropology Department, 1970-71.To mark Brown’s 250th anniversary, the Pembroke Center re-examines Louise Lamphere v. Brown University, the landmark class action case that in 1975 charged Brown with sex discrimination and set in motion a chain of events that changed Brown.

The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discriminiation Lawsuit that Changed Brown The exhibit opened at 3:30 pm on Thursday, March 5 on the first floor of Pembroke Hall. The exhibit may be viewed here.

Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Women Presidents and the Changing University President Christina H. Paxson hosted a public roundtable in the Salomon Center on the Main Green, at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 5.  View the video online.

Feminist Change and the University This symposium linked past and present feminist concerns, exploring the way feminist scholarship continues to change what students study, how knowledge is made in the contemporary university,  and the challenges and possibilities facing current and future generations of women at Brown. View videos from the symposium here.

(Distributed February 2, 2015)
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