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 for Research Associates in 2017-2018            


Revaluing Academic Life - Working Feminism Lecture Series   

We will continue our year long conversation on academic feminism(s) and will end with a discussion of the recent election and its implications for the next four years. 

Friday, December 9th, 2:00-5:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Congratulation to FCWSRC Alumna Associate Kia Hall who was named a finalist for the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) First Book Prize. Kia also has a forthcoming article in Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism entitled "A Transnational Black Feminist Framework: Rooting in Feminist Scholarship, Framing Contemporary Black Activism".