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.

Research Grants for Brown Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Pembroke Center invites applications from current Brown students, from any concentration or field, to apply for our research grants and fellowship.

Please see individual grant descriptions and guidelines. Students with projects appropriate for more than one grant may apply for multiple grants, although it is unlikely a student would be awarded more than one.

For graduate and undergraduate students:

(Distributed September 7, 2021)

October 5, 2021 at 5:30 pm | Color Coded: in neuroscience and culture

Among mammals, excellent color vision has evolved only in certain non-human primates. And yet, color is often assumed to be just a low-level stimulus feature with a modest role in encoding and recognizing objects. The rationale for this dogma is compelling: object recognition is excellent in grayscale images (consider black-and-white movies, where faces, places, objects, and story are readily apparent).

 

(Distributed August 31, 2021)

$5 million gift to fuel new ideas, welcome new leadership at Brown’s Pembroke Center

The gift from Class of 1976 Brown alumna Shauna Stark, the largest in the Pembroke Center’s history, will establish an endowed directorship and support bold feminist research by scholars from multiple fields of study.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — On the eve of its 40th anniversary, which it will mark during the 2021-22 academic year, Brown University’s Pembroke Center already has two big reasons to celebrate.

(Distributed June 16, 2021)

Making News: Adding Diverse Voices to Mainstream Media

At 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, please join the Friends of the Pembroke Center and four distinguished Brown alumnae for this timely virtual panel which will look at how journalism and the media have evolved in recent years to include more diverse perspectives and reporting that centers race and gender. We will explore this current media moment, its significantly broader lens, and how it reflects fundamental, parallel changes in our culture and politics. We’ll also delve into how we got here, where we're going, and why it matters. 

Register here

(Distributed May 18, 2021)

Audio recordings from the Hortense J. Spillers papers

The Pembroke Center Archives is excited to announce that 24 audio recordings from the Hortense J. Spillers papers are now available through the Brown Digital Repository!  

Included are recordings from the 1988 Birth of Black Cinema Symposium organized by Toni Morrison and those that capture the voices of Toni Cade Bamabara, Spike Lee, and other notable writers.

The recordings are available via a partnership between the Pembroke Center and the John Hay Library. Thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) endowed fund, which made  the preservation of these recordings possible.

(Distributed May 17, 2021)
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