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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 more here.

Susan Castagnetto on the Power of Collaboration. For Sue Castagnetto, feminism has a whole new look… Read more 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.

• 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 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Please drop by to visit!


Spotlight Event

The Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement is hosting a holiday reception, open house, and book signing event honoring gender and women’s studies faculty authors from the Claremont Colleges on…

Wednesday, December 6 @ 4:15–6:00 p.m.
Vita Nova Hall/Mary Wig Johnson Court, Scripps College
385 E. 9th Street, Claremont, CA
Books will be available for purchase.
Light refreshments will be served!
Free and open to the public.
FMI: ifc@scrippscollege.edu


Course Catalog

Spring 2024 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.

Aimee Bahng, associate professor and coordinator of gender and women’s studies, (Pomona) led a pre-conference workshop on “Oceanic Ecologies and Pacific Resurgence” at the joint conference of The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) in Portland, Oregon, from July 9-12. In addition to being invited to lead the workshop, Bahng also presented her research on abolitionist environmentalism on a panel titled “Ecocriticism and Ethnic Studies.”

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.

Esther Hernández-Medina, assistant professor of Latin American studies and gender and women’s studies, (Pomona) presented the paper “Institutional Catalysts and Citizen Participation: The Case of the Historic Center’s Fiduciary Fund in Mexico City (2001 – 2012)” on July 1 at the XX World Congress of Sociology of the International Sociological Association (ISA) in Melbourne, Australia. The panel she was a part of, titled “Contesting Urban Governance. New Forms of Citizenship and the Power of Protest across Institutional Contexts. Part II,” was convened by ISA’s Research Committee on Urban and Regional Development (RC21).

Joyce Lu, associate professor of theatre and Asian American studies, (Pomona) was a discussant on a July 8 Zoom panel titled “Toxic Workspaces, Self-Care, and Asianness: The Basics” with Quade French and Michael Sakamoto for the Gold Standard Arts Foundation

Gilda L. Ochoa, professor of Chicana/o Latina/o studies, (Pomona) shared her latest research on “The Chicana/o Movement and Activism in the San Gabriel Valley, the 1950s-1970s” with high school students in the Telluride Association at Cornell University on July 19.

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.

Julie Tannenbaum, Associate Professor of Philosophy (Pomona) and Joanne Nucho Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends.

Student News


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