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.

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)

Symposium - Unmade Bed: In the Midst of Intimacy

What does it mean to think of "unmaking" as a figure for addressing matters of gender, sexuality, race, health, and embodiment? How does the aesthetic participate in modes of vanishing that paradoxically endure in their ephemerality?

This symposium reflects on the political force of being in the midst of intimacies that make and unmake our relationships with other persons and things.

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Friday, November 11, 2016
1:00-5:00 pm

Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street

(Distributed November 4, 2016)

Family Weekend Event - Hawks and Doves: What's Gender Got to Do with It?

Are people who engage in physical aggression more likely to support aggressive foreign policy positions? Does gender play a role? 

Friday, October 21, 2016
4:00 PM

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence

As the US presidential election approaches, Brown researchers are studying these and other questions about political and moral decision-making. Rose McDermott, Professor of Political Science and David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations, will talk with Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg P'19, Director of the Pembroke Center and Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, about McDermott's research on how gender and other issues of difference may influence political and social behavior. This Family Weekend event is sponsored by the Pembroke Center Associates.

(Distributed September 18, 2016)

Pembroke Research Lecture: Nudity and Protest

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:30 pm

Pembroke Hall 305

Helen Morales
Argyropoulos Professor of Hellenic Studies
Department of  Classics
University of California, Santa Barbara

(Distributed September 18, 2016)
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