Phone: (909) 607-8018
Susan Castagnetto has served as Director since 1999. She also teaches courses in Gender & Women’s Studies and Philosophy at Scripps College and Pomona College, including Philosophy of Feminism, Feminist Ethics, Feminism and Science, and Women, Crime and Punishment. She has worked extensively with community-based organizations that address feminist issues, particularly focusing on criminal justice, and has developed partnerships to sponsor projects and events. In 2007-2008, she was a fellow with the Women’s Policy Institute, sponsored by Women’s Foundation of California, working with other fellows to develop and pass state legislation extending the amount of time that parents in prison have to meet requirements for reuniting with their children in foster care. She organizes a series of creative writing workshops each semester that brings together students at the Claremont Colleges and women incarcerated at the California Institution for Women. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Santa Clara and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford University.
Phone: (909) 621-8274
Marney joined the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement as program assistant in October 2016. She has been a member of the Claremont Colleges community since 2013, previously serving in the Office of the President and Board of Trustees at Scripps College. Marney is a native of Chicago, IL and is currently living in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. She holds a B.S. in Finance and M.A. in Economics from Eastern Illinois University, as well as an HR certification. She has greater than fifteen years’ experience spearheading and coordinating diversity and inclusion initiatives in the public and private sectors.
Phone: (909) 607-3250
Sheri joined the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement as an administrative assistant in November 2022. She first came to the Claremont Colleges in 2008, in roles at Claremont McKenna College including The Children’s School and the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. Sheri is a native southern Californian with a passion for education at all levels, from early childhood through college and beyond. We never stop learning!
2023/2024 IFC STUDENT INTERNS
Dani LaLuzerne (they/them), IFC Student Intern
Pitzer College ‘25 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dani is a junior at Pitzer majoring in Disability Studies and Biology from Madison, Wisconsin. They are interested in biopolitics, specifically how gender, queerness, and disability are created, changed, and moralized over time. They also work as a sculpture assistant and are co-president of Pitzer’s Chronically Ill and Disabled Student Alliance. Dani loves reading feminist speculative fiction and nonfiction. In their free time, they enjoy listening to music, creating art, and hiking.
Gwen Mascha (she/they), IFC Student Intern (22/23 & 23/24)
Claremont McKenna College ‘25 (email@example.com)
Gwen is a junior at Claremont McKenna College and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She is majoring in History with a sequence in gender/sexuality studies. In the future, Gwen is interested in doing activist work surrounding women’s issues and is especially concerned about the issues female refugees face. Gwen hopes to expand her knowledge of women’s issues and increase her impact on the community at the IFC. Gwen has also previously served as a research assistant for Professor Lisa Koch at the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at CMC. In her free time, Gwen loves listening to music, being in nature, and petting her cat Mona!
2022/2023 IFC STUDENT INTERNS
Sabina Eastman is a senior at Pitzer College double majoring in Studio Art and Art History from Omaha, Nebraska. She works as a curatorial intern at the Benton Museum of Art and hopes to continue working post-grad in curation and museum studies. She is interested in feminist art, politics, and reproductive rights. She enjoys painting and printmaking, reading biographies, and traveling.
Klara Jacobs is a senior from Bozeman, Montana, majoring in Psychology at Pitzer College. She is passionate about women’s rights and is eager to learn more about how her interests in psychology and writing intersect with Gender and Women’s Studies at the IFC. At Pitzer, Klara serves as an Events Coordinator at the Grove House and is also a member of the 5C rugby team. In her free time, you can find Klara playing the violin or searching for the best swimming spots in Southern California.
Lila Murphy (she/her), IFC Student Assistant, Pomona College ’25
Lila Murphy is a sophomore at Pomona majoring in Politics and minoring in Dance from Brooklyn, New York. Lila is passionate about prison abolition and transformative justice approaches to ending gender violence. In her free time, Lila works on the political education team of the 5C Prison Abolition Collective, dances in the Pomona and Scripps dance departments, and is a part of the 5C transformative and restorative justice collective seeking to seed spaces of radical care on campus. She also works as the Seaver Theater Box Office manager at Pomona. Lila enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking. At the IFC, she hopes to uplift the gender justice work that’s happening on campus already, as well as engage in new political education efforts. She’s eager and excited to work with the IFC and the larger Claremont community!