Five College Consortium

Five College Women's Studies Research Center


FCWSRC Spring 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.

     Apply to the 2016-2017 FCWSRC Research Associate Program         Deadline February 15, 2016


Queer Feminisms Reading Group - for Faculty and Graduate Students 

Discussion of Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human by Alexander G. Weheliye (Duke University Press 2014) facilitated by Angie Willey and Jennifer Hamilton

RSVP to by February 12th

Tuesday, February 16th, 5:00-7:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley 

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar

Presenters: Khary Polk (Black Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies/Amherst College) and April Trask (History/Amherst College)

RSVP to by February 12th

Wednesday, February 17th, 6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


FCWSRC Associate Johanna Ortner's paper "Lost No More: Recovering Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Forest Leaves" was published in Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life

Congrats to FCWSRC Alumna Associate Nada Mustafa Ali on the publication of her new book Gender, Race, and Sudan's Exile Politics: Do We All Belong to This Country? (Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield).

Congrats to FCWSRC Alumna Associate Lisa McLoughlin on her new book Guide to Student Success in Engineering at Community College.