Susan Castagnetto

Intercollegiate Women's Studies of The Claremont Colleges

Susan Castagnetto is Coordinator of the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research & Engagement at The Claremont Colleges and also currently serves as the Faculty Coordinator for the Draper Center for Community Partnerships at Pomona College.  She teaches courses in Gender & Women's Studies and Philosophy at Scripps College and Pomona College, including Feminist Ethics, Feminism and Science, and Women, Crime and Punishment.  She has also worked extensively with community-based organizations that address criminal justice issues and has partnered with them to develop campus projects.  In 2007-2008, she was a fellow with the Women's Policy Institute, sponsored by Women's Foundation of California, working with other fellows to develop and pass state legislation extending the amount of time that parents in prison have to meet requirements for reuniting with their children in foster care.  She organizes a series of creative writing workshops each semester that brings together students at the Claremont Colleges and women incarcerated at the California Institution for Women.  She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Santa Clara and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford University.