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.

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)

Faculty Fellowships for 2020-21: Apply by February 14th!

Pembroke SeminarPembroke SeminarThe Pembroke Center's Faculty Research Fellowships support the participation of Brown faculty members in the Pembroke Seminar, an interdisciplinary research seminar that meets weekly throughout the academic year. Participants include Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellows, Brown faculty, visiting faculty, faculty affiliates, graduate and undergraduate fellows, and distinguished visitors.

(Distributed December 18, 2019)

Tuesday, November 19, 4 pm: Decolonizing Trans/Gender Studies? Queer-Feminist Pedagogy in Times of the Rise of the Far Right

Alyosxa TudorAlyosxa TudorAlyosxa Tudor,Visiting Scholar in Gender Studies at Brown and Associate Professor at the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, argues that a decolonial perspective on ‘gender’ means conceptualizing it as always already trans. Tudor’s object of investigation is ‘gender’ as a category and ‘gender studies’ as a field of knowledge.

(Distributed November 14, 2019)

Friday, November 22: A Conversation with Silvia Federici

Silvia FedericiSilvia FedericiThe Pembroke Center will host a conversation with Silvia Federici, Italian-American scholar and activist; co-founder of the International Feminist Collective; and organizer with the International Wages for Housework campaign.

(Distributed November 14, 2019)

November 15, 2019 1pm - 5 pm | The Question of Primitive Accumulation

The Question of Primitive AccumulationThe Question of Primitive AccumulationThe concept of primitive accumulation, the process by which modes of production including feudalism and chattel slavery are transformed into the capitalist mode of production, was for Marx the origin narrative of capitalism.

(Distributed November 5, 2019)

NEW TIME! 5:30 PM, Tuesday, November 12 | Jacques Lezra | Defective Institutions: Or, Critique

Jacques LezraJacques LezraJacques Lezra, professor of Hispanic studies at the University of California, Riverside, will give the lecture “Defective Institutions: Or, Critique.” Lezra asserts that the task of political philosophy today, at the moment of the crisis of representative democracy we are living, is not the critique of actually-existing institutions or political concepts with the aim of producing new and stronger institutions or new and stronger, more coherent political concepts.

(Distributed November 4, 2019)
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