In May 2008, Louise Lamphere made a generous gift to Brown University to establish the Louise Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professorship in Gender Studies, a recurring two-year position for a junior scholar in the Department of Anthropology and the Pembroke Center. Three decades earlier, Lamphere had been denied tenure at Brown and filed a class-action lawsuit for sexual discrimination, which resulted in a consent decree, and increased numbers of women on faculty, that resulted. Lamphere went on to have an important career in feminist anthropology, and the visiting position that bears her name continues to bring junior scholars whose research focuses on gender to Brown. 

Previous Holders of the Professorship

Lamphere Professor Ph.D. Degree University Current Position
Williams, Sarah Medical Anthropology University of Toronto Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology, Dept. of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut
Zengin, Asli Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies University of Toronto Assistant Professor, Dept. of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences
Daulatzai, Anila Socio-Cultural Anthropology John Hopkins University  
Hackman, Melissa Anthropology University of California, Santa Cruz Librarian for Sociology and Development Studies at Emory University
Hodžić, Saida Medical Anthropology University of California -San Francisco and Univ. of California, Berkeley Associate Professor of Anthropology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University