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The Pembroke Center hosts research lectures, talks and panels, symposia and exhibitions, and co-sponsors events with our partners across the University as well as outside of Brown.

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The Shauna M. Stark '76, P'10 Out of the Archive Lecture Series

Kate Bornstein '69
Kate Bornstein '69

In 2016, The Pembroke Center launched the "Out of the Archive" lecture series, featuring scholars who have contributed materials to the Archives. The inaugural event, held on April 6, 2016, featured a reading by Christina Crosby, Ph.D.'82 who read from her memoir, "A Body, Undone: Living on after Great Pain." 

Daphne A. Brooks
Daphne A. Brooks

The series has included lectures by a range of scholars, including Mieke Bal, a theorist, art writer, critic, filmmaker, video artist, and curator and Professor Emeritus in Literary Theory at the University of Amsterdam, legendary trans activist, author, performance artist and gender theorist Kate Bornstein '69, Daphne A. Brooks, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Music at Yale University, Tani Barlow, the George and Nancy Rupp Professor at Rice University, and others.

Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman '77, P'06, P'09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry
Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

Each year, the Pembroke Center hosts the Elizabeth Munves Sherman '77, P'06, P'09 Lecture in Gender and  Sexuality Studies, featuring a distinguished Brown faculty member. Lecturers work in a wide range of disciplines, and present research that considers the impact of gender and sexuality across fields.

Patricia Ybarra
Patricia Ybarra

The first annual Sherman lecture was given in 2013 by Karen Newman, Owen Walker Professor of Humanities and professor of English and comparative literature at Brown. Other Sherman lecturers have included Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, professor of modern culture and media, Patricia Ybarra, professor of theatre arts and performance studies, Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, associate professor of Africana Studies, and many others.