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Scripps Community Protests Possible Overturn of Roe v. Wade

“Scripps students, faculty, and staff weigh in on Roe v. Wade’s importance, and what outlawing abortion access would mean for the nation. “The broader implications of this ruling are potentially devastating. This is just the first step towards writing women and other marginalized communities out of the constitution. After decades of fighting for so many basic civil rights such as education and voting, it is honestly mind-blowing that in 2022, the most basic right to owning your body could be taken away.” Continue Reading here.

Focus on the Faculty: Susan Castagnetto (IFC Director) on the Power of Collaboration. For Sue Castagnetto, feminism has a whole new look… Continue Reading 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. New books and filmsin 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 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 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!

Spotlight Events

Course Catalog

Fall 2022 GWS Course Descriptions here: Please reference the student portal for current updates to course times and days.



Faculty News


Aimee Bahng, associate professor of gender and women’s studies (Pomona), led an advanced seminar and participated in a public dialogue with Dr. Thea Quiray Tagle (University of Masschusetts Boston) on “Speculative Resurgence, Art/Aesthetics, and Asian American Cultural Critique” on March 3 on Zoom, as part of Kansas State University’s 31st Annual Cultural Studies Symposium.

Bahng was invited to present a piece of her new work at UC Berkeley on March 10. The talk, titled “Coral Futures and the Limits of Settler Environmentalism,” interrogated the historical substrates of recent coral restoration projects that take up technologies of assisted reproduction in humans as well as sunken nuclear warships in pursuit of propagating more climate-change-resilient corals.

Heidi Nichols Haddad, associate professor of politics (Pomona), had her research on San Francisco and Los Angeles’s local adoption of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) cited in Ms. Magazine.

Esther Hernández-Medina, visiting assistant professor of sociology (Pomona), was interviewed on March 21 by students in Professor Sikivu Hutchinson’s class “African American Humanism” at Pitzer College for a podcast on the connections between feminism and humanism in Latin America and her work as a feminist activist and scholar, including co-founding Tertulia Feminista Magaly Pineda in her native Dominican Republic.

On March 24, Hernández-Medina moderated the Pomona Student Union virtual event on “Anti-Sex Trafficking in the United States.” The event featured anti-trafficking California activists Barbara Johnson, founder and executive director of Innocence Lost, and Ashlie Bryant, founder and director of 3Strands Global Foundation.

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.

Erin Runions, professor of religious studies (Pomona), was named the Nancy J Lyon Professor of Biblical History and Literature.

Sara Sadhwani, assistant professor of politics (Pomona), had an article accepted at the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy titled “Black and Desi: Indian American Perceptions of Kamala Harris.”

Sadhwani was quoted twice by the Los Angeles Times discussing polling and a recent debate for the L.A. Mayor’s race.

Sadhwani was interviewed by Newsy discussing the appointment of the first Asian American to serve on the Chicago City Council.

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

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