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.

2014-15 Seed Grant Recipients

The Pembroke Center awarded four seed grants to faculty research teams pursuing transnational collaborative research.

Funded projects:

  • Andean Project
  • Black Women at the Grassroots of Politics in Jamaica
  • Breaking the Rules: Gender, Power, and Politics in the Films of Lars von Trier
  • Writing the Undercommons

Read more about the research projects and teams.

(Distributed May 27, 2014)

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

Graduates from the Gender and Sexuality Studies Concentration

Theresa M. Boyer, Katie A. Brennan, Sara D. David, Alissa S. Gold*,Hannah K. Jones, Natalia C. Maymi, Darcy J. Pinkerton, Eliza A. Reynolds, Sophia Seawell, Lindsay M. Sovern, Noelle E. Spencer

* Degree in Women's Studies

(Distributed May 26, 2014)

Covering the Bases: Brown Women in Sports

Commencement Forum
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
List Auditorium, 64 College Street, Providence

Sports matter. Playing sports can improve health, earn college scholarships, and launch professional careers. What is being done to create a level playing field for student and professional athletes? What are the challenges and opportunities for women athletes competing at the student, amateur, and professional levels? Brown alumnae discuss their personal and professional experiences as leaders, researchers, and competitors in sports. Watch the video.

(Distributed March 22, 2014)

First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School

A discussion with the author, Alison Stewart' 88

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

6:30 p.m.
Hosted by Jean Howard ‘70
Upper West Side, New York, NY

Journalist Alison Stewart ’88 will talk about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School. In the first half of the twentieth century, Washington D.C.’s Dunbar High was an academically elite public school, despite being racially segregated by law and existing at the mercy of racist congressmen who held the school’s purse strings. The school’s well-educated teachers developed generations of high-achieving African Americans, groundbreakers that included the first black member of a presidential cabinet, the first black graduate of the US Naval Academy and the legal mastermind behind school desegregation. Join us as Alison Stewart shares the past, present, and future of this historic institution.

(Distributed March 21, 2014)

Feminism, Feminist Theory, and Science: Where We've Been and Where We are Going

A Symposium Honoring Anne Fausto-Sterling

Friday, May 2, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence

The afternoon program will feature:

  • Roundtable with talks by Sarah S. Richardson, Anne J. Jacobson, Rebecca Jordan-Young, and Ginger A. Hoffman
  • Discussion with Evelynn Hammonds and Anne Fausto-Sterling about the past and future of Feminist Science Studies 
  • Exhibit of Anne Fausto-Sterling's work from the Pembroke Center's Feminist Theory Archive

There is no registration fee, but we do request that you register via this link by Friday, April 25. For more about the event and Anne Fausto-Sterling's work, please see the Symposium webpage.

(Distributed March 12, 2014)

Knowledge Practices of the Romanian Secret Police

Katherine Verdery, PhD
Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Wednesday, April 16th
5:00 pm
Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence

(Distributed March 10, 2014)

Gender and Sexuality Studies Degree Day

Diversity in Careers Alumni Panel

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm
Smith-Buonanno 201

Please join us as we welcome three esteemed Brown alumni in a moderated Q&A panel.

(Distributed March 9, 2014)
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