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.

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 September 22, 2016)

Pembroke Research Lecture: Nudity and Protest

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:30 pm

Pembroke Hall 305

Helen Morales
Argyropoulos Professor of Hellenic Studies
Department of  Classics
University of California, Santa Barbara

(Distributed September 20, 2016)

Family Weekend Event - Hawks and Doves: What's Gender Got to Do with It?

Are people who engage in physical aggression more likely to support aggressive foreign policy positions? Does gender play a role?

Friday, October 21, 2016
4:00 PM

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence

As the US presidential election approaches, Brown researchers are studying these and other questions about political and moral decision-making. Rose McDermott, Professor of Political Science and David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations, will talk with Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg P'19, Director of the Pembroke Center and Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, about McDermott's research on how gender and other issues of difference may influence political and social behavior. This Family Weekend event is sponsored by the Pembroke Center Associates.

(Distributed September 18, 2016)

Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation Interviews Pembroke Center Director for Documentary

Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, China's third largest television network, is making a documentary film about the Nanjing Massacre (1937-38). The filmmakers interviewed Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, director of the Pembroke Center and professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, for the film on August 18, 2016. Stewart-Steinberg discussed the Nanjing Massacre in the context of the Pembroke Center's four-year research project, Seeing War Differently, which she conceived while visiting the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing, China. The film will be broadcast in December of this year.

(Distributed August 22, 2016)
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