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.

Sexualities and Queer Imaginaries in the Middle East: Conference April 10-11

Middle East Studies will host the third annual Engaged Scholarship conference on April 10-11, 2015. The conference brings together diverse experts from the Middle East and around the world (academics, journalists, activists, human rights advocates, filmmakers, novelists, faith-based leaders, artists, and others) who have contributed to the representations and/or development of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) movements in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.

(Distributed March 6, 2015)

March 5-6: Exploring the Legacy of Louise Lamphere v. Brown University

Brown University Anthropology Department, 1970-71.Brown University Anthropology Department, 1970-71.To mark Brown’s 250th anniversary, the Pembroke Center re-examines Louise Lamphere v. Brown University, the landmark class action case that in 1975 charged Brown with sex discrimination and set in motion a chain of events that changed Brown.

The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discriminiation Lawsuit that Changed Brown The exhibit opened at 3:30 pm on Thursday, March 5 on the first floor of Pembroke Hall. The exhibit may be viewed here.

Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Women Presidents and the Changing University President Christina H. Paxson hosted a public roundtable in the Salomon Center on the Main Green, at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 5.  View the video online.

Feminist Change and the University This symposium linked past and present feminist concerns, exploring the way feminist scholarship continues to change what students study, how knowledge is made in the contemporary university,  and the challenges and possibilities facing current and future generations of women at Brown. View videos from the symposium here.

(Distributed February 2, 2015)

March 6-8: National Diversity Summit

The Scholarship of Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy: Lessons Learned and the Work Ahead for Universities in the 21st Century

At this special convening of students, faculty, staff, alumni, thought leaders and innovators will explore how higher education engages in the work of developing and sustaining an increasingly diverse and inclusive academic community. Through plenary panel discussions, workshops, interactive seminars, and networking activities, we will engage in critical discussions that consider the broad range of identities, perspectives and experiences (race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, etc.) represented in higher education institutions today, and how relevant research and scholarship informs the work of advancing diversity and inclusion in the academy. Please click here for more information.

(Distributed February 1, 2015)
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