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 June 15, 2017)

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/or 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 June 5, 2017)

Pembroke Center Director Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg wins Guggenheim Fellowship

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded a 2017 fellowship to Pembroke Center Director Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg to support her book project “Grounds for Reclamation,” an exploration of how land reclamation projects in the 1930s helped generate public support for Benito Mussolini’s regime. Applicants were elected on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise from a pool of nearly 3,000. Stewart-Steinberg was one of 173 awardees in this year's competition, and one of only five scholars selected in the field of European & Latin American History.

(Distributed June 5, 2017)

Co-lab(oration)

From September 14, 2017 until the end of the semester, Ariella Azoulay, Professor of Comparative Literature and Modern Culture and Media, along with Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Leigh Raiford, Laura Wexler and others, will mount the exhibit Co-lab(oration) in Pembroke Hall.  Co-lab(oration) is a pedagogical and curatorial experiment based on an ongoing exploration of photography as a form of collaboration.

How We Should Respond to Photographs of Suffering

Renty, a man taken from the Congo, in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1850. Photograph by J. T. Zealy / Wikimedia CommonsRenty, a man taken from the Congo, in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1850. Photograph by J. T. Zealy / Wikimedia CommonsRead a recent New Yorker article by Sarah Sentilles about the Azoulay's research.

 

(Distributed May 25, 2017)
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