Pembroke Center

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)

Pembroke Center Student Prize Nominations Due April 25

The Pembroke Center annually awards three prizes for outstanding theses and dissertations. Nominations are due on April 25th. Prizes awarded are:

  • Ruth J. Simmons Prize (undergraduate honors thesis from any department on questions having to do with women or gender )
  • Joan Wallach Scott Prize (undergraduate honors thesis in Gender and Sexuality Studies)
  • Marie J. Langlois Prize (graduate student dissertation from any field on questions related to feminist studies)

Nomination requirements for each prize may be found here.

(Distributed March 11, 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)

Kubrick's Men's Pictures

Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall 305

Richard Rambuss
Professor of English, Brown University

Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s oeuvre amounts to a sustained meditation on men and the male condition, not only in the present, but also in history and in the future.  The through-line for Kubrick’s body of work is not simply violence and sex, but a pressurized exertion of masculinity in unusual, often extreme circumstances, where it may be mightily taxed or exaggerated to various effects, tragic or comic—or distorted, undone, mechanically reconfigured, metamorphosed.  This lecture focuses on the early Kubrick, including his work as a cub photographer for Look magazine from 1945 -1950, his short-form documentaries, and his early noir boxing feature film Killer’s KissDownload the poster for this lecture.

The Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

(Distributed March 9, 2014)

Subjectivity and the System Conference

Lilia Topouzova, the Pembroke Center's Nancy L. Buc Postdoctoral Fellow, will deliver the closing address at Subjectivity and the System, the 8th Annual History Graduate Student Conference on April 5th.

Keynote Address
Jeremy Varon
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:00 pm
Smith Buonanno 106
Closing Address
Lilia Topouzova
Nancy L. Buc Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pembroke Center
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 pm
Smith Buonanno 106

(Distributed March 8, 2014)
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