Women's and Gender Studies

Civil Liberties & Publicy Policy Conference

CLPP’s annual conference connects activists from across the U.S. and internationally to build a stronger movement for reproductive justice and social change. We support intergenerational dialogue, encourage youth leadership, and foster cross-movement collaborations. Through plenaries, workshops, panels, and trainings, speakers will highlight successful examples of activism and illuminate how struggles for reproductive and sexual rights are intricately linked to movements for economic, social, gender, and environmental justice.

April 12-14, 2013
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA

For registration information and a full schedule of the conference visit clpp.hampshire.edu/conference

April Symposium, Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Mediating Public Spheres: Genealogies of Feminist Knowledge in the Digital Age
Thursday, April 4-Saturday, April 6
Amherst Cinema, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College

This symposium marks the twenty-first year of the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center by celebrating the work of leading scholars in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, including former and current Research Associates, Five College faculty, students, and community partners. Through a series of keynote presentations by Anne Balsamo, Alex Juhasz, Lisa Nakamura, Susan Squier, and Jackie Stacey, panels on Bodies/Embodiment, Digital Mapping and Archiving, Genealogies of Science in Feminism, Feminist Protest in the Digital Age, and Networking on FemTechNet, this interdisciplinary, transnational symposium will offer opportunities for sharing ideas about current work in progress and new approaches to integrating media in (re)emerging areas that intersect and are shaped by gender studies.  Other events include a screening with Sonali Gulati of her film I AMa Zine workshop on "Transforming Sex Education with Comics", and student presentations based on seminars that examine intersectionality in architectural studies, Africana studies, and environmental studies, among others.

Registration and scheduling information: www.fivecolleges.edu/fcwsrc/symposium

Book Reading

A Tale for the Time Being: A Reading by Ruth Ozeki, Wednesday, March 13, 7:00PM, Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College Street, South Hadley, Co-sponsored by Odyssey Bookshop, Ticket information @ www.odysseybks.com

Book Reading

When We Were Free To Bee: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made; A reading by co-editors Laura Lovett and Lori Rotskoff, Thursday, April 18, 4:30PM, FCWSRC, 83 Coillege Street, South Hadley, co-sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Stonewall Center and supported by the Five College Lecture Fund

Book Reading

International Women's Day Celebration: Readings by former FCWSRC Associates and Five College faculty, Friday, March 8, 3:00-5:00PM, New York Room, Mary Wooley Hall, Mount Holyoke College

Book Reading

Crossing the Borders of Time; A reading by Leslie Maitland, Wednesday, February 6, 7:00PM, Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College Street, South Hadley, Co-sponsored by Odyssey Books, Ticket information: www.odysseybks.com

Public Colloquia, FCWSRC

Flashbacks to the Sultana's Dream: Rural Women Journalists using New Media in India: Disha Mullick (Nirantar, A Center for Gender and Education)


Considering Some Transnational Aspects of LGBT Digital Media: Eve NG (University of Massachusetts Amherst, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies)

Friday, April 19, 1:00-2:30pm, Herter Hall 301, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public Colloquia, FCWSRC

Perfectly Transparent: Will the Promise of a "Perfect" World Render Us the Vessels for Surveillance?: Salome Kahiu (Independent Media Consultant)


Fan Video and the Queerness of Media Convergence: Julie Russo (Brown University, Modern Culture and Media)

Friday, February 22, 1:00-2:30pm, 83 College Street, South Hadley

Public Colloquia, FCWSRC

The Role of Social Media in Women Out-of-School Learning in Nigeria: Evelyn Caleb; Friday, February 8, 1:00-2:30pm, 83 College Street, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley


Half a Century of Women Teaching at Amherst: Gender Matters; Saturday, October 1, 8:30-4:30; Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall. For more information click on the tab.


Class outside Grosvenor