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)

Charles Mills' The Racial Contract

Facilitated by Gary Steiner (philosophy) and Adam Burgos (postdoctoral fellow in philosophy). Bucknell faculty and students will read and discuss Mills' 1997 book, The Racial Contract.

Past Reading Groups

The Tyranny of the Meritocracy — Discussion facilitated by Prof. Abe Feuerstein (education)

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 (women's & gender studies)

Michelle Alexander Reading Group —  A reading group and discussion on Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness


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