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Pembroke Center at Brown University
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On Thursday, May 7th, the Pembroke Center will be hosting a symposium exploring Rape and War:
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As a concentrator in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Public Health, Leigh Thomas '15 learned a lot about the changing roles of women in academia and the benefits of being part of a scholarly community.
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Congratulations to the Class of 2015 graduates from the Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration. Pictured (l-r): Katie Byron '15, Bennett Knox '15, Leigh Thomas '15, Ashleigh McEvoy '15.

Missing from photo:  Kyle Albert '15, Patricia Ekpo '15, Ariel Peak '15.
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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Pembroke Hall, 3rd Floor
172 Meeting Street, Providence

In 1974-75, when Louise Lamphere filed a class action lawsuit against Brown University for sexual discrimination, women comprised less than eight percent of Brown's faculty. This academic year, women make up thirty percent of Brown's faculty, and only twenty-seven percent of its tenured faculty. The ranks of women faculty in higher education have grown across the nation, but challenges remain, particularly for women of color. Join Louise Lamphere and Brown alumnae who are tenured faculty at other institutions for a discussion about how the roles of women faculty have changed, how gender inequality has nonetheless persisted, and what they see as the challenges and opportunities for women in the Academy today.
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On view in Pembroke Hall (172 Meeting Street, Providence) through May 24. Building hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.  Also open Saturday and Sunday of Commencement Weekend (May 23-24) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

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.

At the heart of the Center's research agenda is a questioning of what counts as foundational knowledge in a given discipline. This questioning of the production of knowledge is related, in turn, to the challenges that studies of "difference" present to the academy--gender studies; studies of race, ethnicity, multiculturalism; cross-cultural and postcolonial studies.

Scholars affiliated with the Center look to the complex ways "differences" are produced culturally, socially, epistemologically: sexual and gender differences, the differences that are fundamental to the categories of "race" and ethnicity, nationality, religion, and so forth. It is there, at the intersection of the production of knowledge and articulations of "difference," that the Pembroke Center locates its research and teaching.

The Center houses a unique array of programs and institutions:

  • The Pembroke Seminar, a year-long advanced research seminar
  • Conferences and lectures
  • International collaborative projects
  • Postdoctoral fellowships
  • Grants and fellowships for Brown faculty and students
  • The undergraduate concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • The journal, differences
  • Archives dedicated to feminist scholarship and women of Brown and Rhode Island
  • The Pembroke Center Associates alumnae/i organization
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Pembroke Center - Box 1958 Brown University Providence, RI 02912