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 Associates Regional Event: I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

A discussion with author Leora Tanenbaum ‘91

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm
Hosted by Amy Finn Binder ’77, P’02, P’09 and Ava Seave ’77
New York, NY (midtown)

Young women today are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as "sluts," caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages. How can they be sexy without being slutty?  And how did they get in this bind to begin with?

(Distributed January 29, 2015)

What Counts as Interesting Writing in Art History?

Pembroke Research Lecture by James Elkins
Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
6:00 pm  Pembroke Hall 305

(Distributed January 28, 2015)

Pembroke Center Student Research Grant Recipients

The Pembroke Center has awarded seven research grants to students pursuing honors theses and dissertations in a variety of fields, including:  Africana Studies, History, Modern Culture and Media, International Relations, Science and Technology Studies, Health and Human Biology, and American Studies.

Read detailed descriptions of the research projects here.

Student prizes to be awarded in MaySee nomination details here.

(Distributed November 14, 2014)

2015-16 Pembroke Research Seminar, "Fatigue"

The 2015-16 Pembroke Research Seminar will be lead by Joan Copjec, Professor of Modern Culture and Media.  The seminar will explore the historical emergence of fatigue across a number of fields: military history; psychoanalysis; philosophy; neuroscience; social and political theory and history; art, film, and literature; capitalist ideology.

(Distributed November 12, 2014)
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