The Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement offers programs, resources 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

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Click here to view Spring 2017 Gender, Women, and Feminist Studies course descriptions.

Women’s Health and Empowerment Symposium

Friday, February 24-25, 2017
Scripps College, Hampton Room, Malott Commons
Free and open to all!
Symposium news here:
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The National Women’s Studies Association Statement on Combatting the Climate of Fear, Division and Xenophobia in the Wake of the U.S. Presidential Election

November 28, 2016
The National Women’s Studies Association met in Montréal, Canada in the immediate wake of the November 8, 2016 U.S. presidential election, and many of us were shaken by the results.

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Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Awards

The Claremont 7C’s Diversity Working Group is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of The Claremont Colleges Diversity and Inclusion Awards:
Jean Schroedel, CGU, and Diana Selig, CMC.

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deborah-mindryIFC Visiting Scholar, Deborah Mindry

Deborah Mindry is a Research Anthropologist in the UCLA Center for Culture and Health. Her research interests include gender politics, NGOS and development, and HIV/AIDS. She has conducted qualitative ethnographic research in South Africa since the early 1990s. Her current research examines fertility intentions and safer conception services for HIV infected men and women in South Africa (Durban), Malawi (Lilongwe and Nkhoma), Uganda (Kampala) and USA (Los Angeles). She is currently working on a book manuscript, “I am HIV: Ordinary people daring to live and make change in South Africa” which challenges conceptions of Africans as victims of HIV and examines the complex realities of people living with HIV, their determination to survive and to make change in their communities. Deborah is happy to meet with students and may be contacted at

Welcome Rushaan Kumar

sweaterprojectrkRushaan Kumar is joining Pomona’s Gender & Women’s Studies Program on a two-year appointment, in the wake of Hentyle Yapp’s departure to take a position as Assistant Professor at NYU in the Department of Art and Public Policy.  Rushaan received his PhD from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Feminist Studies. His research interests are queer and transgender studies in India and the South Asian diaspora, with a focus on representations of female masculinity. He has previously taught gender and women’s studies at the University of Minnesota and at Carleton College. He is also an alum of the Brown Boi Project and is committed to facilitating conversations between academic, activist and artistic worlds in the US and transnationally. Welcome, Rushaan!


Feminist Formations Special Issue: Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women’s Studies in the Corporate University
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Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society ~ Short Takes: Provocations on Public Feminism (an examination of Gloria Steinem’s Life on the Road, and Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik)
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