The Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement offers programs and support for students, faculty and staff interested in feminism and gender issues, as well as those active in women’s, gender and feminist studies at the Claremont Colleges. We sponsor and co-sponsor lectures, symposia, workshops, conferences, and community-building events. We offer:

• A lending library with books and films, as well as senior theses and magazines, open daily for browsing or studying

• An events calendar of feminist/gender/women’s studies at the Claremont Colleges and the surrounding area

• A list of Women’s Studies courses offered each semester, with detailed descriptions

• Monthly networking lunches for students on specific themes

• A mailing list with information about events and other opportunities to get involved

• An up-to-date list of conferences and calls for proposals and papers

The IFC Steering Committee includes one or more faculty representatives from each of the undergraduate colleges and several students representatives.

The IFC offices and library are located in Vita Nova Hall at Scripps College.  Our hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday.  Please drop by to visit!

Getting Involved

Interested in coming to the Center? Drop in during our open hours to hang out or study. Follow our Facebook page to be regularly updated on IFC events.

Spring 2019 GWS Course Descriptions here:

November 29, 2018
Re-Entry and Readjustment: A Dialogue
This video is a recording of a panel that discusses the challenges of re-entering society after spending time incarcerated and readjusting to the new pace of life outside of prison. This panel explores the topics of womanhood in and out of prison and the underlying issues that contribute towards their incarceration.

Faculty News

In African American Girls and the Construction of Identity, Sheila Walker closely examines socioeconomic class and explores the way it shapes how African American girls experience race and gender in the process of their identity formation. While all the girls who participated in the two-year study are African American, their lives are racialized and gendered in significantly different ways, in both public and private spaces.

Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson Awarded Stanford University CASBS Fellowship

Congratulations to Nancy Macko on her appointment to the Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching. Nancy has long been involved in women’s and gender studies at the Claremont Colleges, including IFC.



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