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!
Fall 2021 GWS Course Descriptions here: Due to online instruction, please reference the student portal for current updates to course times and dates.
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, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at Pomona, Awarded New Directions Fellowship Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Suchi Branfman (Dance, SCR) received a 2020 Claremont Colleges Diversity Teaching Award and Kathy Yep (Asian American Studies, PZ) received a 2020 Claremont Colleges Diversity Mentoring Award.
Jih-Fei Cheng, Assistant Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Scripps, Discusses the AIDS Epidemic as a Network of Overlapping Crises with The Body
Professor Susana Chávez-Silverman’s new book, Heartthrob: Del Balboa Cafe al Apartheid and Back, has taken second place for best autobiography in the International Latino Book Awards, with this comment from the judges: “Excellent read for many reasons, but what stands out is the truly innovative melding of languages.”
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.