Five College Consortium

Five College Women's Studies Research Center



Founding Director Gail Hornstein and former Five College Executive Director Lorna Peterson celebrate the FCWSRC's 25th Anniversary

The Center initiates and supports collaborative projects dedicated to engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. With an emphasis on emerging fields in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies in all disciplines, the Center also provides a forum in which faculty and graduate students in the Five Colleges, visiting scholars at all ranks from around the world, and partner organizations can present their work. Annual thematic foci provide a framework for partnerships, short-term and long-term residencies and symposia.

Call for Applications and Nominations:

               Director, Five College Women's Studies Research Center            


FCWSRC Book Salon "Queering Feminisms"

Manuela Picq, Queering Narratives of Modernity (Peter Lang, 2016) 

Angie Willey, Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology (Duke University Press, 2016)

The Queering Feminisms Book Salon is currently full. If you'd like to be added to the wait list, please RSVP to

Thursday, October 27th, 6:00-9:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Afterlives of Colonialism: Theorizing the Postcolonial and Decolonial                         A Roundtable Discussion

Friday, November 4th, 2:00-4:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Congratulation to FCWSRC Director Banu Subramaniam who has won the 2016 Ludwig Fleck prize for her book Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity (University of Illinois Press, 2014).