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)

Black Women and the Vote | October 23, 2020 at 3 pm

Register here for the virtual panel discussion "Black Women and the Vote." The discussion will focus on Black women’s political engagement and activism, including efforts to secure and protect voting rights, from a multidisciplinary perspective.

(Distributed October 2, 2020)

Are you ready to vote?

Vote readyVote readyAre you ready to cast your vote? National Voter Registration Day is September 22! If you’ve recently moved, turned 18, or changed your name, you may not be #VoteReady. Take this opportunity to update your voter registration at

Voting Resources:

(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)

In Memoriam: Barbara Anton

All of us at the Pembroke Center were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Barbara Anton at home in Orleans, MA on June 20, 2020. Barbara earned an A.B. in sociology from Clark University and a master’s in counseling from the University of Michigan. After working at the Center for the Continuing Education of Women at the University of Michigan, Barbara moved to Brown with her husband Thomas Anton, the A.

(Distributed July 13, 2020)

New digital resource: the 2020 elections and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

The Pembroke Center has launched The Nineteenth at 100, a website marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The Amendment, which enshrines that "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex," was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920.

(Distributed July 1, 2020)

Confronting racism

During these painful and convulsive days, we at the Pembroke Center are grateful for our community, and we hold close the work and words of the many scholars, activists, and friends who are so integral to the Center and its mission. 

(Distributed June 2, 2020)
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