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


SPRING 2017


Friday, April 21st

Queer Feminisms Reading Group

Laura Briggs facilitates a discussion of Emily Hobson’s Lavender and Red: Gay and Lesbian Solidarity in the Left (University of California Press, 2016).

Dinner will be provided. RSVP to kevinant@polsci.umass.edu

5:30-7:30pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Monday, April 24th 

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar 

Jennifer DeClue (Assistant Professor of the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College) "Visualizing Archives of Violence: Kara Walker's Bureau of Refugees Series"

Amy Jordan (Associate Professor of African American History, Hampshire College)  “'They Would Have to See Him Before They Could Help Me': Welfare Rights and Anti-Poverty Organizing in Mississippi, 1965-1968”

Traci Parker (Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst)                  “Towards Walmart: The End of the Department Store Movement”

Discussants: Barbara Krauthamer (UMass Amherst) , JT Roane (Smith College), and Christopher Tinson (Hampshire College)

Dinner will be provided. RSVP to https://fcwsrc-wip-april.eventbrite.com

6:00-8:30pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Thursday, April 27th

FCWSRC Book Salon "DISSENT!"

Join us for a book salon conversation where we will explore issues of "Dissent" in the face of rising religious nationalism and political authoritarianism across the globe.

Amrita Basu (Departments of Political Science and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, Amherst College), Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Elif Babul (Department of Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College) Bureaucratic Intimacies: Translating Human Rights in Turkey (Forthcoming)

Fareen Parvez (Department of Sociology, UMass Amherst), Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Moderated by Banu Subramaniam and Susan Shapiro

Dinner will be provided. RSVP to https://fcwsrc-dissent-april.eventbrite.com

Co-sponsored by the Religious Studies Certificate Program, UMass Amherst

6:00-8:30pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Wednesday, May 3rd

Queer Feminisms Reading Group

Banu Subramaniam facilitates a discussion of Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble (Duke University Press, 2016). 

Dinner will be provided. RSVP to kevinant@polsci.umass.edu

5:30-7:30pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Friday, May 5th 

Academic Feminisms Series: Academic Feminism at Work - The Year in Review

Join us for our concluding roundtable and reception

3:00-6:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley