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.        


FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar "Tasting Feminisms" 

Presenters: Leda Cooks (Department of Communication, UMass Amherst) and Shakuntala Ray (Department of English, UMass Amherst) 

Dinner will be provided. RSVP to

Thursday, March 30th, 6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Queer Feminisms Reading Group

Laura Briggs (Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst) 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, March 31st, 5:30-7:30pm, 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".