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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. New books and films are in our library collection.

• 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 an online get-together for students, addressing current events and issues.

• 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 Events




Course Catalog

Spring 2023 GWS Course Descriptions here: Please reference the student portal for current updates to course times and days.



Faculty News


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.

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

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

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.