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Spotlight on Staff: Sue Castagnetto, director of the Intercollegiate Feminist Center (IFC) at The Claremont Colleges and teacher of feminist philosophy. Read here.

Susan Castagnetto on the Power of Collaboration. For Sue Castagnetto, feminism has a whole new look… Continue Reading here.

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 and the surrounding area.

• A list of gender and 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 student 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!

Spotlight Information

2023 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies / Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2023
Application Here:

Hypatia 40th Anniversary Conference
September 6-9, 2023
University of Oregon • Eugene, Oregon
FMI: hypatia@uoregon.edu or https://center.uoregon.edu/Hypatia/2023/program/panelists.php

Spotlight Event


Course Catalog

Fall 2023 GWS course descriptions here: Please reference the student portal for current updates to course times and days.


IFC Spring 2023 Newsletter

Faculty News


Alicia Bonaparte, professor of Sociology (Pitzer) is spotlighted in a Claremont Courier feature on the “Midwifery is Public Health” conference that Bonaparte co-organized and held on campus in late April.
Professor Alicia Bonaparte talks to Claremont Courier about her “labor of love” to organize a Black midwifery conference.

Jih-Fei Cheng, assistant professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Scripps) was promoted to associate professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies with tenure.

Lara Deeb, professor of Anthropology (Scripps) Discusses New Co-Edited Book on Sectarianism in Lebanon

Martha Gonzalez, associate professor of Chicanx/Latinx Studies (Scripps) has been awarded a 2022 MacArthur Fellowship.

Linda Perkins, professor and director of Applied Gender Studies (CGU); Claremont Graduate University Features Superstar Talent

Rita Roberts professor of History and Africana Studies; Nathaniel Wright Stephenson Chair in History and Biography
History (Scripps) has been named Finalist for 2023 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Erin Runions, professor of religious studies (Pomona), was named the Nancy J Lyon Professor of Biblical History and Literature.

Kyla Tompkins, associate professor of gender and women’s studies and English, and Aimee Bahng, associate professor of gender and women’s studies (Pomona), celebrated the publication of Keywords in Gender and Sexuality Studies with NYU Press. Bahng and Tompkins were both editorial collective members, and Tompkins served as the managing editor. The book will serve as a foundational teaching textbook in gender and women’s studies.

Student News

IFC Timeline

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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.