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.

Graduate Certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies

The Pembroke Center is very pleased to announce the creation of a new Graduate Certificate Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. The graduate certificate enables graduate students already enrolled in PhD programs at Brown to develop methodological and theoretical expertise and credentials in the interdisciplinary field of gender and sexuality studies while fulfilling the graduate requirements of their degree-granting department. It will give students the opportunity for advanced training in the field; provide them with specialized professional training in Gender and Sexuality Studies; and foster a community of scholars dedicated to the study of the intersections of gender and sexuality and other related methodologies, such as critical race studies, cultural studies, legal theory, psychoanalytic theory, as well as more traditional disciplinary methods.

(Distributed December 7, 2016)

Archives Make History: The Pembroke Collections

Friday, March 10, 2017
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence RI 

This conference will explore the importance of collecting materials relevant to the history of women and of the history of feminist thought. Discover what goes into the making of a world-class archive and the many surprising and important uses to which archives can be put.

(Distributed December 6, 2016)

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 December 5, 2016)

A Talk and Film Screening by Mieke Bal

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Pembroke Hall 305 

Thinking in Film: Doubt as Reason
4:00 pm lecture

Screening of Reasonable Doubt 
5:00 pm, followed by Q&A with writer/director Mieke Bal 

Mieke Bal is a theorist, art writer, critic, filmmaker, video artist, and curator.  She is Professor Emeritus in Literary Theory at the University of Amsterdam.

(Distributed November 16, 2016)

Symposium - Unmade Bed: In the Midst of Intimacy

What does it mean to think of "unmaking" as a figure for addressing matters of gender, sexuality, race, health, and embodiment? How does the aesthetic participate in modes of vanishing that paradoxically endure in their ephemerality?

This symposium reflects on the political force of being in the midst of intimacies that make and unmake our relationships with other persons and things.

Download the poster.

Friday, November 11, 2016
1:00-5:00 pm

Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street

(Distributed November 4, 2016)
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