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.

March 17: Lyndsey Stonebridge | Words of Fire: Poetry as Citizen Critique

Lyndsey StonebridgeLyndsey StonebridgeIn June 2017, Grenfell Tower, part of a housing complex in West London, caught fire, killing 72 people. Grenfell residents had warned their local council repeatedly that renovations to the tower had rendered it unsafe, but they were ignored. Lyndsey Stonebridge, professor of humanities and human rights at the University of Birmingham, UK, describes the Grenfell tragedy as a failure of politics, governance, and citizenship as well as a failure of resonance and meaning.

(Distributed February 27, 2020)

February 18, 2020, 4 pm |The Idea of a Moral and Reparatory History of New World Slavery

The Idea of a Moral and Reparatory History of New World SlaveryThe Idea of a Moral and Reparatory History of New World SlaveryDavid Scott, the Ruth and William Lubic Professor of Anthropology in the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University, will give a research lecture that asks what story of the history of New World slavery ought to command our critical attention in the present.

(Distributed January 27, 2020)

Tuesday, February 11 at 4 pm: Plays on Gendered and Sexual Citizenship

Plays on Gendered and Sexual CitizenshipPlays on Gendered and Sexual CitizenshipClare Hemmings, Professor of Feminist Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will introduce a new body of work that explores how gender and sexuality are (and have become) central to citizenship. Hemmings will sketch out a range of real and imagined theatrical scenes, drawing on family stories, contradictory memories, and social histories to depict gendered and sexual encounters.

(Distributed January 15, 2020)

Faculty Fellowships for 2020-21: Apply by February 14th!

Pembroke SeminarPembroke SeminarThe Pembroke Center's Faculty Research Fellowships support the participation of Brown faculty members in the Pembroke Seminar, an interdisciplinary research seminar that meets weekly throughout the academic year. Participants include Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellows, Brown faculty, visiting faculty, faculty affiliates, graduate and undergraduate fellows, and distinguished visitors.

(Distributed December 18, 2019)

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)
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