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.        


DES Symposium: A Population Health Tragedy 

Learn more about DES and about the Archives of DES Action USA which is now available as a resource in the Sophia Smith Archives at Smith College.

Thursday, March 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm, Room: Cleveland L2, Mount Holyoke College

Feminist Movements in a Reactionary Era: Faculty Workshops

Workshop 1: Authoritarianism, Religion, and the State 4:00-6:00pm ***RSVP for Workshop 1 here***

Workshop 2: Neoliberalism and Feminism 7:00-9:00pm ***RSVP for Workshop 2 here***

*Please note that dinner will be provided from 6:00-7:00pm ***RSVP for dinner here***

Tuesday, March 7th, 4:00-9:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Feminist Movements in a Reactionary Era:  A Teach In, Talk Around and Walk Out Honoring the International Women's Strike

Panelists will include Sonia Alvarez (UMass Amherst), Kristin Bumiller (Amherst College), Elora Chowdhury (UMass Boston), Islah Jad (Birzeit University, Palestine), Benita Roth (Binghamton University), Svati Shah (UMass Amherst), and Millie Thayer (UMass Amherst)

Wednesday, March 8th, 4:30-7:00pm, Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Amherst College


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".