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. New books and films in our library collection. Explore the Women Make Movies collection on kanopy.

• 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!


Course Catalog

Fall 2019 GWS Course Descriptions here:


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.


IFC Newsletter here:


Faculty News

Aimee Bahng’s (GWS, Pomona) book Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times has been awarded the 2018 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Book Prize. The prize was announced during the gala banquet at this year’s Science Fiction Research Association conference in Honolulu held from June 21-24.

It is with pleasure that IFC announce the appointments of Ken Gonzales-Day (Art, Scripps) to the Fletcher Jones Chair in Art, Julia Liss (History, Scripps) to the Mary W. Johnson and J. Stanley Johnson Professorship in the Humanities, and Sheila Walker (Psychology, Scripps) to the inaugural appointment of the Laura Vausbinder Hockett Endowed Professorship, effective July 1, 2019. *Read more information here.

Brinda Sarathy (Environmental Analysis, PZ) has an article in the anthology The Nature of Hope, edited by Char Miller (Environmental Analysis, PO) and Jeff Crane:  https://upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/3545-the-nature-of-hope that just came out.  It’s titled “An Intersectional Reevaluation of the Environmental-Justice Movement.”

*Read more Faculty News here. 


Student News

JungJa Joy Yu, PhD in Religion (Women’s Studies), CGU
Author of Breaking the Glass Box: A Korean Woman’s Experiences of Conscientization and Spiritual Formation
FMI: https://jungjajoyyu.wixsite.com/mysite


November 14 – 17, 2019 NWSA Annual Conference – Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organizing
Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, CA.


Michelle Memran’s film THE REST I MAKE
UP on Cuban American dramatist Maria Irene Fornes is available on Kanopy, available at The Claremont Colleges Libraries. See list of other GWS films available through Kanopy here.


2019 Sontag Lecture
“Agency, Power, and Social Justice”
Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September 19, 2019, 4:15pm, Pearsons 101, Pomona College


IFC Fall Open House