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.

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).

2020 Gender and Sexuality Studies Program graduates2020 Gender and Sexuality Studies Program graduates 

(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)

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)

February 18, 2020, 4 pm |The Idea of a Moral and Reparatory History of New World Slavery

The Idea of a Moral and Reparatory History of New World SlaveryThe Idea of a Moral and Reparatory History of New World SlaveryDavid Scott, the Ruth and William Lubic Professor of Anthropology in the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University, will give a research lecture that asks what story of the history of New World slavery ought to command our critical attention in the present.

(Distributed January 27, 2020)

Tuesday, February 11 at 4 pm: Plays on Gendered and Sexual Citizenship

Plays on Gendered and Sexual CitizenshipPlays on Gendered and Sexual CitizenshipClare Hemmings, Professor of Feminist Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will introduce a new body of work that explores how gender and sexuality are (and have become) central to citizenship. Hemmings will sketch out a range of real and imagined theatrical scenes, drawing on family stories, contradictory memories, and social histories to depict gendered and sexual encounters.

(Distributed January 15, 2020)
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