Five College Consortium

Five College Women’s Studies Research Center celebrates 25 years

For 25 years, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center has been initiating and supporting projects dedicated to engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. Through workshops, fellowships and seminars, the center has become a forum for students, scholars and community members. In celebration of their anniversary, the center is hosting a robust series of events this fall: 

Friday, Sept. 16

Academic Feminism at Work

2–4 p.m.

Re/Configuring Work in the Neoliberal University: A Panel Discussion

4–6 p.m.

Opening Fall Reception: Celebrating 25 Years of the FCWSRC



Friday, Sept. 30

2–4 p.m.

New Work/Slow Work: Whither the 40-hour work-week?

A Panel Discussion



Wednesday, Oct. 5

Works-In-Progress: Transnational Flows of Health and Migration

6–8 p.m.

Gabriele Sobiech: “Fitness and Health in Times of Demographic Change: Intersectional Analysis of the ‘Self-techniques’ of Older Women—A Comparison of Germany and the U.S.” 


Victoria Rizo Lenshyn: “An Ambivalent Belonging: Germans Documenting the Namibian Children from the GDR”


Tuesday, Oct. 18

Madame President! Feminist Work in the Public Sphere

5–7 p.m.

A Roundtable on the U.S. Presidential Election



Thursday, Oct. 27

Book Salon - Queering Feminisms

6–9 p.m.

Angela Willey, Undoing Monogamy (Duke University Press, 2016)


Manuela Picq, Queering Narratives of Modernity (Peter Lang, 2015)



Friday, Nov. 4

Afterlives of Colonialism: Theorizing the Postcolonial and Decolonial

2–4 p.m.

A Roundtable Discussion



Monday, Nov. 14

Slow Food and Slow Living

4–6 p.m.

A discussion with Barbara Katz Rothman, A Bun in the Oven: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization (NYU Press, 2016)



Friday, Dec. 9

Counting Work/Work that Counts: Revaluing Academic Life

2–4 p.m.

A Panel Discussion: In academe, what counts as work? What counts as scholarship? What does not?

For details, visit or contact Nayiree Roubinian, program coordinator, 413-538-2275 or