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About Us

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:

• Teaching resources.

• A complete lending collection 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.

• A list of gender and women’s studies courses offered each semester, with detailed descriptions.

• 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 student representatives.

The IFC offices and library are located in Vita Nova Hall at Scripps College.  Our hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Please drop by to visit!

Spotlight Event


New Book Acquisitions For 2024
Books can be found in our library collection.

• All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated by Nell Bernstein
• Birth Control: The Insidious Power of Men Over Motherhood by Allison Yarrow
• Birthing Justice by Alicia Bonaparte
• Blue on a Blue Palette by Lynne Thompson
• Harvesting Haiti: Reflections on Unnatural Disasters by Myriam J. A. Chancy
• In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities by Joy James
• Lucky: A novel by Jane Smiley
• New Bones Abolition: Captive Maternal Agency and the (After)life of Erica Garner by Joy James
• On Solidarity by Mie Inouye Et Al
• Revolutionary Care by Maurice Hamington
• Spirit of Haiti (SUNY: Afro-Latinx Futures) by Myriam J. A. Chancy
• The Cemetery of Untold Stories: A Novel by Alvarez, Julia
• The Sisterhood: How a Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture by Courtney Thorsson
• They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush by JoAnn Levy
• To Advance the Race: Black Women’s Higher Education from the Antebellum Era to the 1960s by Linda M. Perkins
• Unsettling the West: Eliza Farnham and Georgiana Bruce Kirby in Frontier California (California Legacy Book) by Jo Ann Levy
• Village Weavers, Myriam J. A. Chancy
• What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J.A. Chancy



Upcoming Conference
November 14-17, 2024
Detroit, Michigan
2024 National Women’s Studies Annual Conference: The Journey Not Only the Arrival, Critical Connections Not Only Critical Mass: (Re)Thinking Feminist Movements
Key Dates: 
May 1st: 44th Annual Conference Registration Opens
May 1st: Book Award Nominations Close
May 15th: Women of Color Leadership Project Applications Close
May 15th: Annual Conference Call for Proposals Close

Course Catalog

Fall 2024 GWS course descriptions here: Please reference the student portal for current updates to course times and days.

IFC News
Spring 2023 Newsletter
Fall 2023 Newsletter
Spring 2024 Newsletter

Faculty News



IFC Timeline

Learn More - IFC LIBRARY


View our library collections and find links to other resources across the Colleges



Check upcoming events at the Claremont Colleges and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.