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.

Graduate Certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies

The Pembroke Center is very pleased to announce the creation of a new Graduate Certificate Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. The graduate certificate enables graduate students already enrolled in PhD programs at Brown to develop methodological and theoretical expertise and credentials in the interdisciplinary field of gender and sexuality studies while fulfilling the graduate requirements of their degree-granting department. It will give students the opportunity for advanced training in the field; provide them with specialized professional training in Gender and Sexuality Studies; and foster a community of scholars dedicated to the study of the intersections of gender and sexuality and other related methodologies, such as critical race studies, cultural studies, legal theory, psychoanalytic theory, as well as more traditional disciplinary methods.

(Distributed June 15, 2017)

Black Feminist Theory Project

The Pembroke Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new visiting scholar initiative to bring a black feminist theorist to campus each year to contribute to the Pembroke Center's research and work with students, fellows, and faculty. Ann duCille, Emerita Professor of English at Wesleyan University, is the inaugural Distinguished Professor in Residence in the program and helped develop the project.

Envisioned as a site of intellectual collaboration across disciplines, the project includes an annual public lecture by the Distinguished Professor in Residence and a symposium on her work. The aim of the project is to enhance the visibility and accessibility of black feminist discourse on campus as a resource for faculty, students, and the surrounding community, while calling attention to ongoing activism and interventions at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and public policy.  Learn more about the project.

(Distributed June 5, 2017)

Pembroke Center Director Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg wins Guggenheim Fellowship

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded a 2017 fellowship to Pembroke Center Director Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg to support her book project “Grounds for Reclamation,” an exploration of how land reclamation projects in the 1930s helped generate public support for Benito Mussolini’s regime. Applicants were elected on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise from a pool of nearly 3,000. Stewart-Steinberg was one of 173 awardees in this year's competition, and one of only five scholars selected in the field of European & Latin American History.

(Distributed June 5, 2017)

2017 Commencement Forum - Launchers and Leaders: Brown Women and Entrepreneurship

Saturday, May 27, 2017 
11:00 am
Room 120, List Art Building
64 College Street, Providence

Join Brown alumnae in a conversation about the challenges and opportunities for women in entrepreneurship, and learn about their personal and professional journeys as leaders and launchers. How does gender shape entrepreneurial choices, support, access to capital, and innovation? What does entrepreneurship mean to women in today's world?

Moderator: 
Deb Mills-Scofield ’82, Founder, Mills-Scofield, LLC

Panelists:

Morra Aarons-Mele ’98, Founder, Women Online, & Author, Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home)

Sarah Carson ’02, Founder/CEO, Leota New York

Sadie Kurzban ’12, Founder, 305 Fitness

Vibha Pinglé, AM90 PhD96, President and Founder, Ubuntu at Work; Adjunct Lecturer, International and Public Affairs, Brown University

(Distributed May 24, 2017)

Exhibit - The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discrimination Lawsuit that Changed Brown

This exhibit was remounted for the Women's Leadership Council's 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference and will be on view on the first floor of Pembroke Hall through Commencement Weekend 2017. 

On display at Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street, Providence

Building hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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With additional hours for Commencement:
Saturday, May 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This Pembroke Center exhibit explores in detail the Lamphere case and its consequences for Brown. Based on extensive archival research and oral histories with key participants, the exhibit paints a vivid picture of why and how Brown changed during a key moment in its history and of the feminist activism that drove that change.

(Distributed May 23, 2017)
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