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.

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)

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women is pleased to congratulate the Brown class of 2020, and our wonderful Gender and Sexuality Studies Program graduates. This is the 37th Commencement for the program (and the 252nd Commencement for the University).

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(Distributed May 22, 2020)

Summer 2020 Graduate Student Proctorship Positions

proctorsihpsproctorsihpsThe Pembroke Center is pleased to offer two graduate student proctorships for the summer of 2020. Applications for these summer positions are open to PhD students whose total summer support would otherwise fall below the equivalent of three months of the standard academic-year stipend amount ($8,758.68). The time commitment expected is approximately 100 hours over Summer 2020. 

(Distributed May 5, 2020)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 |Value of Life: Insurance, Slavery, Incarceration

In his Pembroke Center lecture “Value of Life: Insurance, Slavery, Incarceration,” Michael Ralph, Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, discusses how his research on insurance reveals that people who were enslaved could inhabit social standing approximating that of dehumanized free workers, while free people could be trapped in a predicament  approximating slavery.

(Distributed October 26, 2020)

Share your COVID-19 oral history with the Pembroke Center Archivists

How has COVID-19 impacted you?How has COVID-19 impacted you?As we all grapple with COVID-19, the Pembroke Center Archivists are looking for members of Brown's extended community to volunteer a brief oral history via video chat about their experiences. Students, staff, faculty, alumnae/i: email [email protected] to share what it has been like for you to leave campus early, transition to online classes, practice social distancing, work remotely, or acclimate to this new reality. 

(Distributed March 26, 2020)
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