Founded in 1981, the Pembroke Center was named to honor Pembroke College and the history of women’s efforts to gain access to higher education. The Center's research and teaching agenda focuses on theoretical questions about gender and difference. It is home to the undergraduate concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies. In collaboration with the Brown University Library, the Pembroke Center maintains the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archives and Feminist Theory Archives.
This collection contains oral history interviews with alumnae of Brown University, which admitted its first women students in 1891. The Women's College at Brown was renamed Pembroke College in 1928, and in 1971, Pembroke College merged with the Men ...View
During the spring of 1974, a promising young assistant professor named Louise Lamphere was denied tenure by Brown’s Anthropology Department. Believing that she was a victim of sex discrimination, Lamphere boldly challenged the university. In May of 1975, she ...View