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.

April 17 Screening and Q and A: "Period. End of Sentence."

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Join the Pembroke Center and Brown Motion Pictures for a screening of "Period. End of Sentence." winner of the 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, followed by a conversation and Q and A with Executive Producer and GNSS concentrator Charlotte Silverman '22 and Action India project coordinator Ajeya Deep. Moderated by Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, director of the Pembroke Center. Free and open to the public.

(Distributed April 10, 2019)

Deadline extended to Tuesday, April 23: Pembroke Center Student Prize Nominations

The Pembroke Center annually awards three prizes for outstanding theses and dissertations. Nominations for the Langlois and Simmons prizes are due at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23rd. Prizes awarded are:

  • Ruth J. Simmons Prize (undergraduate honors thesis from any department on questions having to do with women or gender )
  • Joan Wallach Scott Prize (undergraduate honors thesis in Gender and Sexuality Studies)
  • Marie J. Langlois Prize (graduate student dissertation from any field on questions related to feminist studies)

Nomination requirements for the Langlois and Simmons prizes may be found here.

(Distributed April 9, 2019)

The Pembroke Center in News from Brown: New digital portal brings women’s history, feminist theory to the fore

Staff and students at work in the Pembroke Center ArchivesStaff and students at work in the Pembroke Center ArchivesLearn about the work of Mary Murphy, the Nancy L. Buc '65 Pembroke Center Archivist,  and how the collaboration between the Pembroke Center and the John Hay Library provides an easy connection to the Pembroke Center Archives, a treasure trove of documents, interviews and photos by and about women.

(Distributed March 28, 2019)

April 16th Lecture: “Why is Such a Man Alive? Reconsidering Reza Abdoh in the Age of Donald Trump.”

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Patricia Ybarra, professor of theatre arts and performance studies, will deliver the 2019 Elizabeth Munves Sherman '77, P'06, P'09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies on April 16.

The lecture explores how Abdoh, the late, queer Iranian-American director and playwright, interrogates what theatre critic Hilton Als calls the damage of patriarchy in American culture, focusing on Abdoh’s 1990 theatre work “Father Was a Peculiar Man.” 

(Distributed March 26, 2019)

Two major gifts to the Pembroke Center create a new postdoctoral fellowship and strengthen its archives initiative

A $1.5 million gift establishing the Shauna M. Stark ’76 P’10 Postdoctoral Fellow will support the Center’s teaching and research mission, while a $300,000 gift to the Pembroke Center Archives will help preserve and promote women’s history.

Two new gifts to the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women will enrich and invigorate scholarship at the Center and help extend the reach of its in-demand archives.

(Distributed March 6, 2019)
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