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. | View past reading group titles.

Motherhood and Academic Life

Organized by Ruth Tincoff (psychology)

The Tyranny of the Meritocracy Reading Group

A faculty/staff reading group on Lani Guinier's 2015 book, The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America. The group will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in LC 241-A. Discussion facilitated by Prof. Abe Feuerstein (Education).

Past Reading Groups

Our Bodies: Whose Property by Anne Phillips — Organized by Amy McCready (political science)

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".


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