Ongoing Center Projects

In addition to supporting the scholarship and projects of Research Associates and Five College community members, there are a number of ongoing research projects specific to the Center.

The Center is currently undertaking ongoing, interrelated projects aimed at revisiting Center archives and working through site-specificity following our move to Hampshire College. Undergraduate students from across the Five Colleges have been central to the development of mini-projects, document processing, and collaborative imaginings that guide the evolution of the overarching project "Mapping Transnational Flows of Feminist Knowledge."

Current Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Research Collaboratory

The FCWSRC’s Research Collaboratory operates during the academic year as an opportunity for undergraduate students to embody a number of positions and gain experience in multiple areas of research and project development. Collaborator positions can be held for the fall semester, spring semester, or the full academic year. Those in the role will cycle between working on the ongoing Center project “Mapping Transnational Flows of Feminist Knowledge,” processing archival materials, and providing research assistance to FCWSRC Research Associates as needed. Collaborators may work on event promotion and organization projects. Applicants must have strong organizational and communication skills, be capable of working both independently and collaboratively, and have experience and/or demonstrated interest in feminist scholarship. Experience with archival research and familiarity with transnational feminisms would be assets.

Students across the Five Colleges are welcome to apply to participate in the Research Collaboratory. There is an expected commitment of 5 to 10 hours per week. While the position is unpaid, the Center is more than happy to work with Collaborators who may be eligible to earn academic credit for the work as an independent study, experiential learning placement or, for Hampshire College students, as CEL-2 credit.

Volunteer Opportunities

The FCWSRC hosts a number of events throughout the academic year, spanning opportunities for co-writing and project development; roundtable discussions; book salons; workshops; and more! There are many ways to support events in a volunteer capacity, including: tech support, photography, general set-up and clean-up, event promotions, etc. If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities as they arise, please complete the form linked below. Students from across the Five Colleges are welcome to volunteer.

Interns & Collaborators

Summer 2023

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Shivaangi Salhotra

Shivaangi Salhotra (they/them) is a Linguistics and Psychology undergraduate student at UMass Amherst with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. They are interested in transnational, queer, and environmental feminisms, digital psychology, community archival work, and gender-neutral language histories and development, amongst many other things. During the academic year, they also work at UMass Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives and are a research assistant in the Cognition Across Development Lab. In their free time, they love to read and drink tea!

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Em Kim

Em Kim (she/they) is a rising junior at Smith College and a Study of Women and Gender and Anthropology double major. They are originally from Los Angeles, which is where she developed an interest in learning how the intersections of identities shape personal experiences, more specifically forming theories of liberation for marginalized communities from this knowledge. Em plans to get a master’s in library science and become a public librarian, as she's passionate about accessibility, free resources, education, and community building. In their free time, Em loves to read anything from history books to YA novels and cook delicious Korean meals for her friends and family. Em is thrilled to be working at the Center this summer and expand her knowledge of feminist communities, activism, and scholarship.