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Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

Founded in 1981, the Pembroke Center supports interdisciplinary research and teaching across the humanities, social sciences, and creative arts at Brown University. With a focus on the human cost and potential of social change, the center’s research agenda has a transnational perspective that includes the global south. We examine the circulation of bodies and markets, technologies, and transnational labor. In a related vein, the Center investigates questions of representation, values, and the production of knowledge as issues in their own right and as methodological tools. The scope of the Center's research activities will continue to expand to deal with fields such as international public health, legal studies, the history of science and medicine, and new media studies. All of these research initiatives are firmly linked to our commitment to the training of undergraduate and graduate students.


Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Ph. 401-863-2643
Fx. 401-863-1298


Principal Staff

Kay Warren, Director
Ph. (401) 863-3466

Christy Law Blanchard, Director of Program Outreach and Development
Ph. 401-863-3650
E-mail: Christy_Law_Blanchard@Brown.edu

Denise Davis, Managing Editor, differences
Ph. 401-863-1211
E-mail: differences@Brown.edu

Donna Goodnow, Center Manager
Ph. 401-863-2643
E-mail: Donna_Goodnow@Brown.edu

Wendy Korwin, Archivist
Ph. 401-863-6268
E-mail: Wendy_Korwin@brown.edu

Martha Hamblett, Programs and Stewardship Coordinator
Ph. 401-863-3433
E-mail: Martha_Hamblett@Brown.edu

Deborah Weinstein, Assistant Director
Ph. 401-863-3585
E-mail: Debbie_Weinstein@Brown.edu

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Seed Grants for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research

The Pembroke Center seed grant program supports transnational research initiatives that involve faculty from the humanities, social sciences, creative arts, health sciences, and science and technology studies. In keeping with the Pembroke Center’s intellectual mission, these new research initiatives will examine intersecting dimensions of difference such as gender, sexuality, generation, work, class, race, ethnicity, language, citizenship, and religion.
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 received their PhD degrees from institutions other than Brown University. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority and international scholars to apply.
Graduate Fellowships provide an enhanced context for advanced doctoral students, including the opportunity for presentation of work and benefits or critique from an exciting group of Pembroke Center Faculty Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows and distinguished Visiting Fellows. The Pembroke Research Seminar meets on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 12:20 pm.
Graduate students who have research interests related to the upcoming Pembroke Seminar topic may submit a proposal. Up to three students will be selected. Each Graduate Student Fellow will receive a research stipend of $1,000 for two semesters of participation. Graduate Student Fellows may also receive course credit by registering for GNSS2010G (Fall), and GNSS2020G (Spring). 

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