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.

Photos from Gendered Gestures: Between Self-representation and Social Projection

Workshop presented by Farah Saleh
Visiting Scholar, Pembroke Center
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Middle East Studies
Creative dance instructor/choreographer, Ramallah, Palestine

Friday, November 6, 2015
5:00 PM
Ashamu Dance Studio, 77 Waterman Street, Providence

This workshop sought to identify what is experienced and perceived as gendered gestures and to understand how the specific ways people move on and off stage are socially constructed. Participants did exercises that explored their relationships to their own bodies and to the bodies of others to investigate how they can consciously start choosing among these gendered gestures and to include them or exclude them from their full range of movements.  

Co-sponsored by Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

Photos (c) Hank Randall


(Distributed November 6, 2015)

Family Weekend Event - War Stories: Women in Conflict Zones

Anila Daulatzai, Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Gender & Sexuality Studies, is a socio-cultural anthropologist who studies the themes of war and humanitarianism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as widowhood and everyday life amidst serial wars.

Catherine Lutz, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, co-directs the Costs of War project that examines the far reaching price of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg P'19, Director of the Pembroke Center and Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, will moderate. She directs the Pembroke Center's multiyear research initiative, Seeing War Differently: Rethinking the Subject(s) of War.

(Distributed August 16, 2015)

Black Lives Matter: Recognizing and Minimizing Trauma Among Black Youth

Roundtable discussion around the effects of trauma among black youth both in the past and in the ongoing struggle for freedom. What are the costs of freedom? 

Monday, September 21, 2015
4:00 pm
Churchill House, George H. Bass Theater
155 Angell Street, Providence

(Distributed August 15, 2015)

Seed Grant Awards for 2015-16

The Pembroke Center is pleased to announce the awarding of seed grants for collaborative faculty research to the following projects:

Approaching War
Faculty Directors: Esther Whitfield, Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies; Ariella Azoulay, Comparative Literature and Modern Culture and Media

Feminist Analysis of Citation Practices in Anthropology
Faculty Directors: Matthew Gutmann, Anthropology; Catherine Lutz, Anthropology and International Sudies; Susan Short, Sociology

Freedom's Cost: Learning from the Past to Change the Future
Faculty Director: Françoise Hamlin, History and Africana Studies

Please click here for more detail about the funded projects.

(Distributed July 7, 2015)
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