Five College Consortium

Five College Women's Studies Research Center

2015-2016 Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted


SPRING 2016 


Tuesday, February 16th

Queer Feminisms Reading Group - for Faculty and Graduate Students 

Discussion of Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human by Alexander G. Weheliye (Duke University Press 2014) facilitated by Angie Willey and Jennifer Hamilton

RSVP to nroubini@mtholyoke.edu by February 12th

5:00-7:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley 


Wednesday, February 17th

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar

Presenters: Khary Polk (Black Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies/Amherst College) and April Trask (History/Amherst College)

RSVP requested to nroubini@mtholyoke.edu by February 12th

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Friday, February 26th

Pioneer Valley Bread House Gathering

Join others in a community bread-baking with the Pioneer Valley Bread House. 

4:00-6:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Tuesday, March 1st

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar

Presenters: Kara Fagan (FCWSRC Associate) and Christian Gundermann (Gender Studies/Mount Holyoke College)

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Friday, March 25th

Feminist Poetics: Legacies of June Jordan

A symposium celebrating the work of feminist poet, scholar, and activist June Jordan, and her legacies in contemporary feminist poetics. 

Organized by: Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Afro-American Studies University of Massachusetts Amherst. Co-sponsors at UMass: Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, CMASS ◊ Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, CLACLS ◊ Chancellor’s Office ◊ College of Humanities and Fine Arts, HFA ◊ Department of Anthropology ◊ Department of Communication ◊ Department of English ◊ Department of History ◊ Department of Journalism ◊ Department of Theater ◊ Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, ISI ◊ Social Thought and Political Economy Program, STPEC ◊ Women for UMass Amherst, WFUM. Five-College co-sponsors: Dean of Students, Mount Holyoke College ◊ Feminist Studies, Hampshire College ◊ Five College Women's Studies Research Center ◊ Gender Studies, Mount Holyoke College ◊ Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Smith College ◊ Study of Women and Gender, Smith College

9:30am-8:30pm, Student Union Ballroom, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Wednesday, March 30th

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar

Presenters: Carrie Baker (Study of Women and Gender/Smith College) and Sonja Dolinsek (FCWSRC Associate)

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Friday, April 8th - Sunday, April 10th 

From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom 

Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, networking and movement building, the annual CLPP conference promotes an inclusive agenda for social change and reproductive justice. The 2016 conference will engage and inspire 1,000 activists, offer 80 workshops, an abortion speak out, and strategic action sessions.

Organized by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program at Hampshire College           Co-sponsored by the Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College, Amherst


Wednesday, April 13th

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar

Presenters: Jennifer Hamilton (Legal Studies and Anthropology/Hampshire College), Banu Subramaniam (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies/UMass Amherst) and Angie Willey (Feminist Science Studies/Five Colleges)

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Wednesday, April 27th

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar

Presenters: Sasha Mullally (FCWSRC Associate) and Priyanka Srivastava (History/UMass Amherst) 

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Wednesday, May 11th

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar

Presenters: Kiran Asher (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies/UMass Amherst) and Kia Hall (FCWSRC Associate) 

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley