Five College Women's Studies Research Center

2015-2016 Events

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


FALL 2015


Friday, September 18th

Annual Five College Women's Studies Research Center Fall Reception

Join us for the 24th Annual Fall Reception of the Five College Women's Studies Research Center to welcome this year's Research Associates and new Five College faculty and staff.

Refreshments will be served. 

3:00-5:00pmFCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley 


Friday, September 18th - Sunday, September 20th

Beyond Title IX Student Conference at Smith College

This conference will link survivors and student activists to envision anti-sexual violence work outside the state. 

Registration is now open!


Thursday, September 24th

Faculty Workshop on "Developing Your Mentoring Network and Professional Opportunities" 

A faculty workshop with Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Research Professor at the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development at UMass Amherst and a well-known researcher, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of faculty careers and roles, faculty professional development, and teaching and learning in higher education.

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

Please RSVP to fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu by September 18th


Monday, September 28th

Queer Feminisms Reading Group - for Faculty and Graduate Students (by invitation)

Discussion of Willful Subjects by Sara Ahmed (Duke University Press 2014) facilitated by Alix Olson (Political Science/University of Massachusetts, Amherst).

Time TBD, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley 


Friday, October 9th

What Can I Ask: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014                                              Book Reading by Elana Dykewomon 

Drawing on Dykewomon’s impressive body of poetry, What Can I Ask: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014 assembles into a single volume poems from Dykewomon’s three published collections, They Will Know Me By My Teeth (Megaera Press, 1976), Fragments from Lesbos (Diaspora Distribution, 1981), and Nothing Will Be As Sweet as the Taste (Onlywomen Press, 1995), as well as a selection of newer, uncollected poems. Dykewomon continues asking questions and reaching for answers, demonstrating the power of poetry to comfort and enrage, inspire and arouse.

Co-sponsored by the White Rose Bookstore and the Five College Women's Studies Research Center

7:30pm, White Rose Bookstore, 284 High Street, Holyoke


Thursday, October 15th

FCWSRC Faculty Research/Works-In-Progress Seminar

Presenter: Banu Subramaniam (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies/UMASS Amherst)

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


Thursday, November 12th

FCWSRC Faculty Research/Works-In-Progress Seminar

Presenters: Sandra Matthews (Film and Photography/Hampshire College) and Mary Renda (History/Mount Holyoke College)

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


Thursday, December 10th

FCWSRC Faculty Research/Works-In-Progress Seminar

Presenters: Kirsten Leng (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies/UMASS, Amherst) and Carolyn Shread (French/Mount Holyoke College)

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