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.

Fall 2016 Events and Lecture Series on Working Feminism


Politics of Resistance/20th Century Imperialism Working Group

Planning meeting for the joint FCWSRC Research Associate/Five College faculty group that will meet monthly. 

Thursday, September 29th, 3:00-5:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Working Feminism Lecture Series: New Work/Slow Work - Whither the 40 Hour Work-Week?

Join us for a panel discussion on "New Work/Slow Work".

Friday, September 30th, 2:00-4:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar "Transnational Flows of Health and Migration" with FCWSRC Associates Gabriele Sobiech and Victoria Rizo Lenshyn

To register, please visit

Wednesday, October 5th, 6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Congratulation to FCWSRC Director Banu Subramaniam who has won the 2016 Ludwig Fleck prize for her book Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity (University of Illinois Press, 2014).