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 


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. 

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

Pioneer Valley Bread House Gathering

Warm up with freshly baked bread! Join others in a community bread-baking with the Pioneer Valley Bread House.  

Wednesday, April 15th, 4:00-6:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College


"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.