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

• 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!

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.

Fall 2018 GWS Course Descriptions here:

New Fall 2018 Biology, Gender, and Society course here:

Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson Awarded Stanford University CASBS Fellowship

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. 

IFC Congratulates the class of 2018

Congratulations to the twelve students graduating with degrees in gender/women’s/feminist/sexuality studies!  CMC students Roselyn Cantu, Jerry Jiarun Li, and Indira Isabel Sanchez have completed the Gender and Sexuality Studies sequence; Pitzer students Olivia Feeney, Nina Lee, and Sydney Levine are graduating with degrees in Gender & Feminist Studies; Pomona student Sagarika Gami is graduating with a major in Gender & Women’s Studies; and Scripps students Evelyn Gonzalez, Lauren Hartz, Laura Kent, Faye Ellen LaFond, and Emma Snyder are graduating with majors or minors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.   Evelyn plans to pursue a Master’s in Public Health; Emma plans to work in clinical research in the Boston area, ultimately seeking a graduate degree in genetic counseling; and Laura will return to the Bay Area and plans to pursue graduate work.  Faye will be working with schoolchildren in Seattle.

Pomona Senior Sagarika Gami (center) with thesis advi-sors Erin Runions (left) and Zayn Kassam (right). Sagari-ka will attend law school next year.

This year’s recipients of the CMC thesis prize in Gender Studies are Jasmine Shirey (Literature/Neuroscience) for “Systems of Expression: Counter-Discourse in Online Intersex Communities” and Rebecca Ayala (History) for “A Path Towards Visibility: Chicana Feminist Organizing During the 1970s.”  Contenders for the Toni Clark Prize in Gender & Women’s Studies at Pomona are Sagarika Gami, Ki’Amber Thompson, and Teofanny Saragi.
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Conferences & Calls for Papers here:

November 8-11, 2018 ~ The National Women’s Studies Association’s Annual Conference
Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making, and the Radical Politics of Futurism