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.

Tuesday, November 19, 4 pm: Decolonizing Trans/Gender Studies? Queer-Feminist Pedagogy in Times of the Rise of the Far Right

Alyosxa TudorAlyosxa TudorAlyosxa Tudor,Visiting Scholar in Gender Studies at Brown and Associate Professor at the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, argues that a decolonial perspective on ‘gender’ means conceptualizing it as always already trans. Tudor’s object of investigation is ‘gender’ as a category and ‘gender studies’ as a field of knowledge.

(Distributed November 14, 2019)

Friday, November 22: A Conversation with Silvia Federici

Silvia FedericiSilvia FedericiThe Pembroke Center will host a conversation with Silvia Federici, Italian-American scholar and activist; co-founder of the International Feminist Collective; and organizer with the International Wages for Housework campaign.

(Distributed November 14, 2019)

November 15, 2019 1pm - 5 pm | The Question of Primitive Accumulation

The Question of Primitive AccumulationThe Question of Primitive AccumulationThe concept of primitive accumulation, the process by which modes of production including feudalism and chattel slavery are transformed into the capitalist mode of production, was for Marx the origin narrative of capitalism.

(Distributed November 5, 2019)

NEW TIME! 5:30 PM, Tuesday, November 12 | Jacques Lezra | Defective Institutions: Or, Critique

Jacques LezraJacques LezraJacques Lezra, professor of Hispanic studies at the University of California, Riverside, will give the lecture “Defective Institutions: Or, Critique.” Lezra asserts that the task of political philosophy today, at the moment of the crisis of representative democracy we are living, is not the critique of actually-existing institutions or political concepts with the aim of producing new and stronger institutions or new and stronger, more coherent political concepts.

(Distributed November 4, 2019)

Kimberly Juanita Brown: Cartographies of the Ocular | Tuesday, October 29, 4 p.m.

Kimberly Juanita BrownKimberly Juanita BrownKimberly Juanita Brown, the Elizabeth C. Small Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies and Chair of Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College, will give the research lecture “Cartographies of the Ocular.” Brown’s research engages the visual as a way to negotiate the parameters of race, gender, and belonging.

(Distributed October 15, 2019)
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