Five College Women's Studies Research Center


FCWSRC Fall Associates

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 Nominations: Director of the Five College Women's Studies Research Center 


WAM-It-Yourself Happy Hour

Presented by Women, Action & the Media in partnership with Free Press, the Five College Women's Studies Research Center, Northampton Community Television, Valley Free Radio and the Western Mass Media Justice Network

All are invited to a gathering focused on gender justice in the media. Join us for an evening of networking, snacking and lively discussion. Click here to RSVP

Monday, March 30th, 6:00-8:00pm, Northampton Brewery, 11 Brewster Court, Northampton 

Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationships      Book Reading by Lisa Fontes, PhD (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Former Five College Women's Studies Research Center Associate Lisa Fontes will be doing the first-ever reading of her new book. 

Co-sponsored by the Odyssey Bookshop and the Five College Women's Studies Research Center.

Tuesday, April 7th, 7:00pm, Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College Street, South Hadley 


"Four Decades of Change": Panel Honoring Professor Martha Ackelsberg Offers Window on Smith College History

Alumna Research Associate Coralynn V. Davis has published a new book, Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border.