Established in 2003 with the papers of the late Naomi Schor, the Feminist Theory Archive documents the work of influential feminist theorists and scholars of difference who have transformed the landscape of higher education through their writing, teaching, institution building, and activism. By establishing academic programs and institutes, organizing innovative conferences and publications, and introducing questions about women and gender to a range of disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences, these thinkers have transformed and diversified the very meaning of “feminist” research. The Feminist Theory Archive gathers, catalogs, and preserves evidence of this groundbreaking work in order to make it accessible to future scholars and students at the John Hay Library.
Researchers can access collections of the Feminist Theory Archive by visiting the John Hay Library, viewing the LibGuide, viewing the Collections Available for Research webpage, or by using the Finding Aid for the archive. Researchers can also search the Brown University Library catalog using the term: “Feminist Theory Archive.”
The Pembroke Center is actively expanding the Feminist Theory Archive. Please see the Donors of collections webpage for a full list of contributing scholars.
To view digitzed items from the Feminist Theory Archive, please click on the links below or view the Exhibits webpage.
- Exhibit: Papers of Naomi Schor and Elaine Marks
- Slideshow: Ten Years of Details (2013)
- Slideshow: Honoring Anne Fausto-Sterling (2014)
- Exhibit: The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discrimination Lawsuit that changed Brown (2015)
- Exhibit: Society for Women in Philosophy (2016)
Inquiries from donors and researchers should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.