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

Reza AbdohReza Abdoh

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)

Pembroke Center Associates event in New York

Pembroke Associates event: Tina Neal Brown Class of 1981Pembroke Associates event: Tina Neal Brown Class of 1981Please join the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women for a special event at Barnard College featuring Brown alumna and geologist Tina Neal ’81.

(Distributed February 15, 2019)
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