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.

Lecture – In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

Christina Sharpe
Associate Professor of English
Tufts University

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:30 pm, Pembroke Hall 305

The Pembroke Center gratefully acknowledges the support of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.  This lecture is part of the Black Feminist Theory Project at the Pembroke Center.

Free and open to the public.

(Distributed February 24, 2017)

Archives Make History: The Pembroke Collections

Friday, March 10, 2017
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence RI 

This conference will explore the importance of collecting materials relevant to the history of women and of the history of feminist thought. Discover what goes into the making of a world-class archive and the many surprising and important uses to which archives can be put.

Required Conference Registration (free)

(Distributed February 23, 2017)

Lecture - Black Grotesquerie

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and English
Brandeis University

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:30 pm
Pembroke Hall 305

The Pembroke Center gratefully acknowledges the support of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. This lecture is part of the Black Feminist Theory Project at the Pembroke Center.

(Distributed February 22, 2017)

Seed Grants of up to $10,000 for Brown Faculty - Applications Due April 3

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 February 21, 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. 

Building hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street, Providence

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 February 20, 2017)

Gender Inequality Lunchtime Talk

Anna Aizer, Associate Professor of Economics & Public Policy

Sarah D. Fox, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Gender Studies

Joachim Israel Krueger, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences


Thursday, February 23, 2017, Noon

Pembroke Hall 202

This discussion will explore how research and the Academy can help us to understand gender inequality and will focus on labor market discrimination, reproductive healthcare, and implicit bias.

This discussion is sponored by the Pembroke Center and the Department of Economics.

(Distributed February 20, 2017)
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