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!

Grace Berry Award

2019 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies / Application Here: Deadline: Friday, May 10

Course Catalog

Fall 2019 GWS Course Descriptions here:

Meet the filmmakers who are writing women into history and the future! Join for a Facebook Live with Gini Reticker, Executive Producer of Women, War & Peace II and Director of The Trials of Spring; Julia Bacha, Director of Naila and the Uprising; and Geeta Gandbhir, Director of A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers on Tuesday, April 9 at 12:30 pm EDT.  Missed the films when they aired on PBS, or want to watch them again? All are streaming FOR FREE on until April 25.

4th Annual Faculty Diversity Awards

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

IFC Newsletter 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.

Faculty News

Suchi Branfman (Dance, Scripps) ART+PRACTICE Presents Dancing Through Prison Walls with D. Sabela Grimes

Juliet Koss (Art History, Scripps) named to Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Chair in the History of Architecture and Art

Valorie Thomas (English and Africana Studies, Pomona) was featured in a Morning Edition story, “When the ‘White Tears’ Just Keep Coming.” Listen here

Rachel VanSickle-Ward (Political Studies, Pitzer) was quoted in Ms. Magazine’s “25 Feminist Experts React to the 2018 Election Results.”

Suyapa Portillo Villeda (Chican@-Latin@ Studies and Transnational Studies, Pitzer) spoke with Univision about the 2018 election results. She was also quoted in the Voice of San Diego article “Everything You Need to Know About the Migrant Caravan, and Those That Came Before.”

Sheila Walker (Psychology, Scripps) published her book, African American Girls and the Construction of Identity: Class, Race, and Gender, with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books

Lara Rann (Music, Scripps) received the Gertrude Rivers Robinson Annual Meeting Travel Award to attend the Society of Ethnomusicology in Albuquerque in November

Vanessa Tyson (Politics, Scripps) Awarded Stanford University CASBS Fellowship
February 12, 2019 – CASBS Symposium: Betrayal and Courage in the Age of #MeToo | Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

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.



**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

December 21, 2018
LGBT Archive Project

Student website on queer archives at Honnold-Mudd Library

November 29, 2018
Core III Project: Reentry 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.