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.

Pembroke Center Director Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg wins Guggenheim Fellowship

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded a 2017 fellowship to Pembroke Center Director Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg to support her book project “Grounds for Reclamation,” an exploration of how land reclamation projects in the 1930s helped generate public support for Benito Mussolini’s regime. Applicants were elected on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise from a pool of nearly 3,000. Stewart-Steinberg was one of 173 awardees in this year's competition, and one of only five scholars selected in the field of European & Latin American History.

(Distributed February 23, 2017)

Black Feminist Theory Project

The Pembroke Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new visiting scholar initiative to bring a black feminist theorist to campus each year to contribute to the Pembroke Center's research and work with students, fellows, and faculty. Ann duCille, Emerita Professor of English at Wesleyan University, is the inaugural Distinguished Professor in Residence in the program and helped develop the project.

Envisioned as a site of intellectual collaboration across disciplines, the project includes an annual public lecture by the Distinguished Professor in Residence and a symposium on her work. The aim of the project is to enhance the visibility and accessibility of black feminist discourse on campus as a resource for faculty, students, and the surrounding community, while calling attention to ongoing activism and interventions at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and public policy.  Learn more about the project.

(Distributed February 22, 2017)

Graduate Certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies

The Pembroke Center is very pleased to announce the creation of a new Graduate Certificate Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. The graduate certificate enables graduate students already enrolled in PhD programs at Brown to develop methodological and theoretical expertise and credentials in the interdisciplinary field of gender and sexuality studies while fulfilling the graduate requirements of their degree-granting department. It will give students the opportunity for advanced training in the field; provide them with specialized professional training in Gender and Sexuality Studies; and foster a community of scholars dedicated to the study of the intersections of gender and sexuality and other related methodologies, such as critical race studies, cultural studies, legal theory, psychoanalytic theory, as well as more traditional disciplinary methods.

(Distributed February 22, 2017)

New York City Pembroke Associates Event - A Special Film Screening about Marginalized Voices in the Art World

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm
(Screening, followed by discussion & reception)
at Magno Sound & Video, 729 7th Avenue (48 & 49th), New York City

Join us for a screening of The 100 Years Show by Alison Klayman ’06, followed by a discussion with Alison and other Brown friendsHer award-winning documentary tells the story of Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera -- just one example of the many great artists whose accomplishments were overlooked because of their gender, ethnicity, or nationality. Following the screening, there will be a conversation about women and other historically underrepresented groups getting their due in the art world with:

Alison Klayman ’06filmmaker and director, AliKlay Productions

Leslie Camhiformer Pembroke Center postdoctoral fellow; writer, Vogue, The New York Times, et al.

Karen E. Jones ’97, curator of modern and contemporary art, professor of art history, CUNY

Space is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP to Martha Hamblett at Martha_Hamblett@brown.edu or 401.863.3433 by May 8.

(Distributed February 22, 2017)

Panel - "Changing Faces and Facing Change: Diversifying Higher Education in America"


Friday, May 5, 2017
2:30 pm
Location TBD

This panel during the Women’s Leadership Council’s 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference will explore questions including: How are diversity and inclusion faring on our campuses today, 40 years after the Lamphere case forced institutional changes at Brown and heralded a new era? Are our educational institutions keeping up with the social and intellectual diversity of the global economy? What work remains? How are faculty and student diversity impacting education and advancing knowledge?

Note: You must be registered for the conference to attend this event.

Moderator:
Tanya Hernandez ’86, P’20
Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Law and Justice at Fordham Law School

Panelists:
Christine Grant ’84
Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Special Initiatives, College of Engineering, NC State U.

Joelle Murchison ’95
Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Connecticut

Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar ’87, AM’90, PhD’09
Vice President of Public Affairs and University Relations at Dominican University of California

Susan P. Sturm ’76
Professor, Law & Social Responsibility, Columbia Law School

(Distributed February 22, 2017)

Lecture - Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran: Triumphs and Laments

Dr. Gohar Homayounpour
Psychoanalyst and Author
Active member of the American and International Psychoanalytic Association
Founder and Director, Freudian Group of Tehran

Thursday, April 20, 2017
5:30 pm
Pembroke Hall 305

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Sponsored by the Pembroke Center, Middle East Studies, the Department of Modern Culture and Media, the C.V. Starr Foundation Lectureship, the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureship, and the M.B. Mandeville Lectureship.

(Distributed February 22, 2017)

Event - Psychoanalysis & Career Opportunities: On and off the couch

Psychoanalysis informs and inspires many different kinds of work both on and off the couch. Come hear innovative practitioners in diverse fields speak about developments in psychoanalytic theory and practice.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Pembroke Hall 202

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Sponsored by the consortium for Psychoanalysis in Higher Education, American Studies, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, and CareerLAB.

(Distributed February 22, 2017)
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