IFC strives to be a resource for the feminist community. Please feel free to use these resources to further your feminist work, make connections, and find Anti-racism, Black Lives Matter, and COVID-19 online teaching opportunities.
Focus on the Faculty: Susan Castagnetto (IFC Director) on the Power of Collaboration
Statement from Intercollegiate Feminist Center
We at the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement are horrified at the torture and murder of George Floyd, one of many instances of deaths and maiming of Black people of all genders at the hands of police. And we are heartened by the ongoing global movement demanding justice and an end to the larger war against Black people.
In solidarity with the call from IDAS, IFC commits to devoting our programs to challenging anti-Blackness through provision of resources for anti-racist pedagogy and course development that centers teaching about anti-Blackness; sponsoring events and programs with scholars whose work addresses anti-Black racism and highlighting Black scholarship, especially that of Black feminist scholars both on and off campus; and promoting and deepening relationships with community organizations working to end anti-Black racism in its various and interconnected systemic forms, especially those led by Black feminists and feminists of color. Continue Reading Here.
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.
• 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. This year, we will host online get together for students, addressing current events and issues.
• 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!
Spring 2022 GWS Course Descriptions here: Please reference the student portal for current updates to course times and days.
2021 Grace Berry Award Winners
Feminist Film Spotlight
National Women’s Studies Association to bring you Radium Girls. This film tells the story of a group of fierce feminist young women who challenged a corporation, American Radium, in defiance of dangerous work conditions.
Aimee Bahng, associate professor of gender and women’s studies (Pomona), published a reprint of her article “#BlackLivesMatter and Feminist Pedagogy,” co-written with Reena Goldthree, with an updated coda reflecting on the Movement for Black Lives in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing protests of summer 2020. The updated version is part of a new anthology, Teaching American Studies: The State of the Classroom as the State of the Field (University Press of Kansas 2021), edited by Elizabeth A. Duclos-Orsello, Joseph B. Entin and Rebecca Hill, with a foreword by Roderick A. Ferguson and afterword by Kandice Chuh.
Bahng contributed a chapter titled “Feminist Anticolonial Science (Fiction) Studies in the Rain Forest” to the Modern Language Association’s Approaches to Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita, edited by Ruth Y. Hsu and Pamela Thoma.
Bahng was elected chair of the nominating committee for the American Studies Association.
Bahng presented some of her new research on “The Biopolitics of Coral” as part of a roundtable discussing the “Transpacific, Undisciplined: Feeling Current(s)” at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, where she also served as chair and respondent for a panel on “Settler Grammars of Invasivity” the following day.
Kyla Tompkins, associate professor of gender and women’s studies and English, and Aimee Bahng, associate professor of gender and women’s studies, 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.
Becky Chung, CMC ’20, has won the Joan Nestle Prize from the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History. The prize is for an outstanding paper by an undergraduate student. Becky won for her senior thesis in history, titled “’Creating a Beautiful Place to Die’: The History of Lesbian Clergy During the AIDS epidemic.” The thesis was a winner of CMC’s thesis prize in Gender Studies last year. The announcement and description of Becky’s project is here.