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.

Family Weekend Event - War Stories: Women in Conflict Zones

Anila Daulatzai, Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Gender & Sexuality Studies, is a socio-cultural anthropologist who studies the themes of war and humanitarianism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as widowhood and everyday life amidst serial wars.

Catherine Lutz, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, co-directs the Costs of War project that examines the far reaching price of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg P'19, Director of the Pembroke Center and Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, will moderate. She directs the Pembroke Center's multiyear research initiative, Seeing War Differently: Rethinking the Subject(s) of War.

(Distributed August 16, 2015)

Black Lives Matter: Recognizing and Minimizing Trauma Among Black Youth

Roundtable discussion around the effects of trauma among black youth both in the past and in the ongoing struggle for freedom. What are the costs of freedom? 

Monday, September 21, 2015
4:00 pm
Churchill House, George H. Bass Theater
155 Angell Street, Providence

(Distributed August 15, 2015)

Seed Grant Awards for 2015-16

The Pembroke Center is pleased to announce the awarding of seed grants for collaborative faculty research to the following projects:

Approaching War
Faculty Directors: Esther Whitfield, Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies; Ariella Azoulay, Comparative Literature and Modern Culture and Media

Feminist Analysis of Citation Practices in Anthropology
Faculty Directors: Matthew Gutmann, Anthropology; Catherine Lutz, Anthropology and International Sudies; Susan Short, Sociology

Freedom's Cost: Learning from the Past to Change the Future
Faculty Director: Françoise Hamlin, History and Africana Studies

Please click here for more detail about the funded projects.

(Distributed July 7, 2015)

Congratulations to Louise Lamphere, Doctor of Humane Letters

Honorary Degree Citation
Renowned anthropologist, professor, and feminist scholar, your actions early in your career paved the way for positive change at Brown University and fairer hiring and tenure practices for Brown faculty. You sacrificed energy and resources to pursue a class action lawsuit against Brown at a time when the University’s women faculty members numbered just 25 in total. Thanks to your perseverance, the University revamped its policies and over the course of the subsequent 15 years increased the number of tenured women professors fivefold. In addition, you made gender issues a permanent aspect of your scholarly work, co-editing one of the first volumes to address the anthropological study of women’s status. As president of the American Anthropological Association, you pushed for more research on poverty, health, and family evolution, in order to have a greater impact on current societal dilemmas. Your contributions to both academia and public service during your time at both Brown and the University of New Mexico have inspired the next generation of anthropologists and ensured that there is greater understanding of the ways in which societal changes affect women, both in the home and in the workplace. For your courage in standing up for equity and fairness for all faculty and your exemplary examinations of urban anthropology, healthcare practices and gender issues, we honor you with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.

(Distributed May 26, 2015)
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