The Center provides funds and support for both ongoing reading groups and groups associated with particular speakers or events.
Feminist Fiction Reading Group
The Feminist Fiction Reading Group, a Bucknell institution for over 20 years, holds monthly meetings. The group reads works of fiction (and sometimes non-fiction) that deal with race, class and gender, and how they impact on the changing roles of women in American society and in the world. For further information, contact Iris Rifkin-Gainer.
Motherhood and Academic Life
Organized by Ruth Tincoff (psychology)
Past Reading Groups
Racial and Ethnic Studies -- Organized by Michael James (political science) and Michael Drexler (English)
The Black Female Body by Deborah Willis -- Organized by Harriet Pollack (English)
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson Reading Group -- Organized by Susan Reed in preparation for Rosemarie Garland-Thomson's 2013 visit to Bucknell as the Women's and Gender Studies Distinguished lecturer.
Michelle Alexander Reading Group -- A reading group and discussion on Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness in preparation for Alexander's visit as the keynote speaker for the 2012-13 Social Science Colloquium: "Mass Incarceration in America".