Five College Consortium

Five College Women's Studies Research Center

2016-2017 Events

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


FALL 2016 


Friday, September 16th

Working Feminism Lecture Series: Re/Configuring Work in the Neoliberal University 

Join us for a panel discussion immediately before the Center's Fall Reception

2:00-4:00pmFCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley 


Friday, September 16th

FCWSRC Fall Reception Celebrating 25 Years!

The FCWSRC's annual Fall Reception celebrating the Center's 25th anniversary and welcoming the 2016-2017 Research Associates and new Five College faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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


Thursday, September 22nd

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


Friday, September 23rd

Bodies and Embodiment Working Group

A joint FCWSRC Research Associate/Five College faculty group that will meet once a month to explore issues relating to the theme with content and form determined by members. 

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


Thursday, September 29th

Politics of Resistance/20th Century Imperialism Working Group

A joint FCWSRC Research Associate/Five College faculty group that will meet once a month to explore issues relating to the theme with content and form determined by members. 

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


Friday, September 30th

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".

2:00-4:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Wednesday, October 5th

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar "Transnational Flows of Health and Migration" 

Gabriele Sobiech (FCWSRC Associate/Sociology, University of Education, Freiburg) "Fitness and Health in Times of Demographic Change: Intersectional Analysis of the 'Self-Techniques' of Older Women - A Comparison of Germany and the U.S."

Victoria Rizo Lenshyn (FCWSRC Associate/German & Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst) "An Ambivalent Belonging: Germans Documenting the Namibian Children from the GDR"

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


Tuesday, October 18th

Madam President! Feminist Work in the Public Sphere                                                   A Roundtable on the U.S. Presidential Election 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst

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


Thursday, October 27th

FCWSRC Book Salon "Queering Feminisms"

Angie Willey, Undoing Monogamy (Duke University Press, 2016)

Manuela Picq, Queering Narratives of Modernity (Peter Lang, 2015) 

6:00-9:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Friday, November 4th

Afterlives of Colonialism: Theorizing the Postcolonial and Decolonial                         A Roundtable Discussion

2:00-4:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Monday, November 14th

Slow Food and Slow Living 

A discussion with Barbara Rothman on her new book A Bun in the Oven: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization (NYU Press 2016).

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Social Science Research at UMass Amherst and the Department of Sociology at Smith College

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


Friday, December 9th

Working Feminism Lecture Series:  Work/Work that Counts - Revaluing Academic Life                                           

Join us for a panel discussion on revaluing academic life. 

2:00-4:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley