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.

Seizing the Means of Reproduction

Friday, February 19, 2016
Opening remarks: 9:45 am, First Panel: 10:00 am
Pembroke Hall 305

One Day Conference Featuring:
Mimi Abramovitz, Aren Z. Aizura, Silvia Federici, Selma James, Sara Clarke Caplan, Premilla Nadasen, Frances Fox Piven, Neferti X.M. Tadiar, Kati Weeks, and Soyoung Yoon (Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellow).

More information here.

(Distributed January 12, 2016)

New Graduate Course: GNSS 2000 - Method, Evidence, Critique: Gender and Sexuality Studies across the Disciplines

Meets Tuesdays, 4:00-6:30 PM
Pembroke Hall 206
Instructor: Denise Davis

Gender and Sexuality Studies is by its very nature transdisciplinary. Can we speak of a single methodology that ties GNSS together? How might scholars work on gender and/or sexuality while respecting disciplinary boundaries and training? We will start with the premise that studies in gender and sexuality are tied together by critique that questions foundational assumptions and takes account of its own position within a given field of knowledge. By studying canonical theoretical texts alongside disciplinary studies characterized by a feminist and/or queer focus, we will investigate how critique operates and how standards of evidence are marshaled in particular disciplines. See Banner listing here.

(Distributed January 12, 2016)

Senior Capstone Presentations - Gender and Sexuality Studies


Friday, December 11, 2015

12:15 pm
Pembroke Hall, 202
172 Meeting Street, Providence 

  • Grace Cain, '15.5
    “Making Life Possible: The Significance of Language in Theory and Politics”

  • Sara Erkal, '16
    “Arab Inspired: A Sociopolitical Analysis of Muslim Representations in Modern Media”

  • Shierly Mondianti, '15.5
    “Desire in the Colony: Gender Roles, Power Dynamics, and ‘Intermarriages’ among Indigenous Locals and Newly Arrived Migrants”

(Distributed December 7, 2015)

Television, Race, and Re-Visioning the American Dream Symposium

Friday, December 4, 2015
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street
A CSREA Faculty Grant Event

From its inception, television has been invested in the "American Dream," deploying this "dream" in its marketing rhetoric, its programming logics, and its address to audiences. The American Dream has also been a powerful rallying call for mobilizing—as well as disavowing—racial struggle. What is the status of "the dream" today at a moment that has been proclaimed as both "post-televisual" and "post-racial"? This  symposium investigates the fantasy of the American Dream as it intersects with dynamics of racial representation, ideology, and affect in the midst of changing understandings of television texts, audiences, and industries.

Presentations from:
- Matthew Delmont, Associate Professor of History, Arizona State University
- Ann duCille, Emerita Professor of English, Wesleyan University, Visiting Scholar, Pembroke Center
- Bambi Haggins, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Arizona State University
- Darnell Hunt, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology, Director of Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA
- Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Queens College, CUNY
- Pier Dominguez, Doctoral Candidate, American Studies, Brown University
- Lynne Joyrich, Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
- Majida Kargbo, Doctoral Candidate, American Studies, Brown University
- Brandy Monk-Payton, Doctoral Candidate, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

(Distributed December 1, 2015)

Homenagem: Remembering the Life and Work of Abdias Nascimento

Friday, December 4, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Watch webcast

Political thinker, activist, educator, painter, playwright, human rights advocate, untiring warrior in the fight to end racial exclusion in Brazil and elsewhere, Abdias Nascimento (1914-2011) is a towering figure in the Africana world. Join us for a one-day event in which an international group of scholars/observers share their insights into his life, thought, and indelible contributions.

(Distributed November 30, 2015)
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