Located in a geographic area with one of the largest concentrations of scholars dedicated to feminist scholarship and teaching in the world, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center encourages engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. To support this work, the Center established its Associates Program more than 25 years ago. Scholars come to the Center from around the world, seeking a supportive environment to carry out their research. Provided with office space and access to extensive consortium resources, Associates gather regularly to discuss their research with each other and local faculty in a variety of settings.
Travel, housing, and living expenses are the responsibility of Associates in this unpaid residency. It is important that Associates remain in residence for the duration; beyond this requirement for the facilitation of community, Associates define the scope of their research program. The Center’s Director will help facilitate conversation partners and resources as requested.