Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships

2014/15 Postdoctoral Fellows  
Previous P0stdoctoral Fellows


Applications for the 2015-16 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships are now being accepted.  Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014.   APPLY NOW via Interfolio 


In 2015-16, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of “Fatigue”. 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, 2015-June 30, 2016. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance and $1,500 for research expenses. The deadline for application submission is 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Selections will be announced in March.

Questions should be directed to Donna_Goodnow@brown.edu or phone 401-863-2643.

Beginning in August, 2014, 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)
  • Separate representative bibliography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Course syllabus with a course description and schedule of topics and assigned readings for weekly class meetings.*
  • 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.

2014 - 2015 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellows

Hannah Freed-Thall
Artemis A.W. and Martha Joukowsky Postdoctoral Fellow
Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
Project title: "Spoiled Distinctions: The Afterlife of Beauty in 20th-century France"

Carolyn L. Kane
Nancy L. Buc Postdoctoral Fellow
Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, 2011
Project title: "Chromatic Art and Compression Aesthetics after the Internet"

Abigail Zitin
Carol G. Lederer Postdoctoral Fellow
English, University of Chicago, 2011
Project title: "Hogarth and the History of Form"