The Center's hub at Hampshire College includes dedicated, quiet office space for Research Associates; a large seminar room; a community lounge; a flex office; and expansive outdoor space. Over the course of a semester or full academic year, Research Associates undertake their projects within an interdisciplinary feminist community, participating in regular weekly programming and special events across the Five College Consortium. Associates also share knowledge about their areas of specialization through workshops or symposia. An Associateship offers access to writing accountability groups; professional development workshops; networking opportunities with leading scholars and feminist makers; and surrounding area libraries, archives, and resources.
Research Associates are expected to establish the Center as their work-home for the duration of their appointment. A typical Research Associate week is as follows:
Mondays/Wednesdays: Morning co-working time with the FCWSRC Writing Community or Research Associate cohort; weekly Research Associate check-in and work-in-progress session
Tuesdays/Thursdays: Self-defined: work on-site, at local archives or libraries, attend events on other campuses, etc.
Fridays: Reserved for workshops, time outdoors, and local excursions and/or independent research
Travel, housing and living expenses are the responsibility of Research Associates. While we are unable to provide funding, the Center is committed to supporting feminist scholars who are seeking funding to support their Research Associateship.
We recognize that travel or relocation for an extended period of time may not be possible for many different reasons. In addition to the Research Associate Program, the Center co-hosts scholars and creatives who are visiting the area to work with Five College faculty, conduct research using local resources, give guest talks, or collaborate with others in the area. We welcome inquiries about possibilities for shorter term visits at this form.