Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships

2016/17 Postdoctoral Fellows  
Previous P0stdoctoral Fellows

Applications for the 2017-18 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships are now being accepted.  For full consideration, applications must be submitted via Interfolio by 11:59 pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 .   APPLY USING INTERFOLIO

In 2017-18, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "The Cultures of Pacifism". Fellows are required to participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority and international scholars to apply.

The term of appointment is July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. The stipend is $50,000 plus $1,500 for research expenses. Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible to participate in the Brown University health and dental benefit plan. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Selections will be announced in March.

Questions should be directed to or phone 401-863-2643.

Beginning in June, 2016, please submit application materials through Interfolio.

Complete applications must include:

  • One page document including title and 250-word abstract of proposed research project
  • Project statement of five typed pages (double-spaced)
  • Brief representative bibliography for research proposal
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Course syllabus with a course description and schedule of assigned readings*
  • Three confidential recommendation letters

*The course should be designed as an undergraduate seminar, meeting once or twice a week. The topic need not intersect with the seminar theme. It should be related to your own discipline and training. It would be listed in Gender and Sexuality Studies and should involve in some way questions of gender and/or sexuality, though those need not be the primary focus.

2016 - 2017 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellows

Megan Gallagher
Carol G. Lederer Postdoctoral Fellow
Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014
Project title: "Intimate Liberties: Spaces of Freedom in Early Modern Feminist Thought" 

Pinar Kemerli
Nancy L. Buc Postdoctoral Fellow
Government, Cornell University, 2015
Project title: "Politics of Refusal: Sovereignty, Sacrifice, and Islamist Conscientious Objection"

Diego A. Millan
2016 - 2018 Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow
English Literature, Tufts University, 2016
Project title: "Laughter's Fury: The Double Bind of Black Laughter"

Anne Mulhall
Artemis A.W. and Martha Joukowsky Postdoctoral Fellow
Comparative Literature, King's College London, 2015
Project title: "Militant Collectivity and the Politics of Refusal in Tiqqun"