Five College Consortium

Five College Women's Studies Research Center


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.        


Queer Feminisms Reading Group

Laura Briggs facilitates a discussion of Emily Hobson’s Lavender and Red: Gay and Lesbian Solidarity in the Left (University of California Press, 2016).

Dinner will be provided. RSVP to

Friday, April 21st, 5:30-7:30pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Monday, April 24th 

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar 

Presenters will be Jennifer DeClue (Assistant Professor of the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College), Amy Jordan (Associate Professor of African American History, Hampshire College), and Traci Parker (Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst)        

Dinner will be provided. RSVP to

Monday, April 24th, 6:00-8:30pm, 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".