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.

Lecture – In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

Christina Sharpe
Associate Professor of English
Tufts University

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:30 pm, Pembroke Hall 305

The Pembroke Center gratefully acknowledges the support of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.  This lecture is part of the Black Feminist Theory Project at the Pembroke Center.

Free and open to the public.

(Distributed February 20, 2017)

Gender Inequality Lunchtime Talk

Anna Aizer, Associate Professor of Economics & Public Policy

Sarah D. Fox, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Gender Studies

Joachim Israel Krueger, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences


Thursday, February 23, 2017, Noon

Pembroke Hall 202

This discussion will explore how research and the Academy can help us to understand gender inequality and will focus on labor market discrimination, reproductive healthcare, and implicit bias.

This discussion is sponored by the Pembroke Center and the Department of Economics.

(Distributed February 20, 2017)

Lecture - City Time: Nella Larsen's Rooms

 Tamar Katz
Associate Professor of English and Urban Studies

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 5:30 pm
Pembroke Hall 305

The Elizabeth Munves Sherman'77, P'06, P'09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

(Distributed January 9, 2017)

Joan Wallach Scott Awarded the Talcott Parsons Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and founding director of the Pembroke Center, has been awarded the 2016 Talcott Parsons Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for her distinguished contributions to the social sciences. Scott was cited as “the most influential theorist and practitioner of feminist and gender theory working in the historical sciences,” and noted for bringing “to feminist and gender theory a critical view that has continuously pushed the boundaries, not just of conventional history, but also of the professional criticism of historiography.”  Read more. 

(Distributed December 19, 2016)

A Talk and Film Screening by Mieke Bal

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Pembroke Hall 305 

Thinking in Film: Doubt as Reason
4:00 pm lecture

Screening of Reasonable Doubt 
5:00 pm, followed by Q&A with writer/director Mieke Bal 

Mieke Bal is a theorist, art writer, critic, filmmaker, video artist, and curator.  She is Professor Emeritus in Literary Theory at the University of Amsterdam.

(Distributed November 16, 2016)
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