Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women
Brown University

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Leela Gandhi John Hawkes Professor of the Humanities and English

Center Manager

Donna Goodnow

Associate Director

Drew Walker

Managing Editor, differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies

Denise Davis


The Pembroke Center was founded at Brown in 1981 as a center for interdisciplinary work on gender and society. It draws fellows and faculty affiliates from across the country and around the world to its annual research seminar, which addresses gender issues from a cross-cultural and theoretical perspective in fields ranging from economics and political science to literature and art history. During its first six years, the Center received funding from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. The Center has an international reputation and was designated by the Ford Foundation as a center of excellence" to be used as a model for other centers.

Postdoctoral Fellowships The Pembroke Center annually supports three or four postdoctoral research fellows in residence for an academic year. Candidates who do work that is qualitative and humanistic in nature are drawn from the humanities, the social sciences, and the life sciences. Fellows may not hold a tenured position. The Center has an annual research focus.

Visiting Scholars Scholars with independent support who wish to take part in the Upcoming Pembroke Seminar are invited to apply for affiliation with the Center.

Visit the organization's website for complete program information.