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.

2021-22 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowships | Apply by December 7, 2020

In 2021-22, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral research fellow positions to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "Color." 

Fellows are required to: participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.

(Distributed October 16, 2020)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 |Value of Life: Insurance, Slavery, Incarceration

In his Pembroke Center lecture “Value of Life: Insurance, Slavery, Incarceration,” Michael Ralph, Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, discusses how his research on insurance reveals that people who were enslaved could inhabit social standing approximating that of dehumanized free workers, while free people could be trapped in a predicament  approximating slavery.

(Distributed October 26, 2020)

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(Distributed September 21, 2020)

Apply by October 22 | Pembroke Center research grants and fellowships

The Pembroke Center offers five research grants and fellowships to Brown undergraduate and graduate students. Open to students working in any field or concentration, each of the named awards has its own set of guidelines; applications must be submitted through UFunds. Important note for 2020-21 grants: The use of grant monies must comply with the most recent university travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

(Distributed August 26, 2020)
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