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Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth

217 Wilson Hall
6256 Hinman Box
Hanover, NH
03755-3529 USA
Phone: + (1) 603 646-8867
Fax: + (1) 603 646 0998


What We Do


       The Gender Research Institute (GRID) encourages, facilitates, and showcases gender-related research, teaching, and social engagement that address why the 21st century is still a time profoundly structured by gender, racial, ethnic, sexual, and economic inequality.

       GRID is a meeting ground where researchers, teachers, students, outreach professionals, and scholar-activists from across the globe come together to study, debate, and translate intellectual discussion and practical experience into projects of social justice on a multitude of local, national, and international scales.


News and Events


A Letter from GRID Director Annabel Martín To the Dartmouth Community:

The Gender Research Institute wishes to express its commitment to its core mission of "encouraging, facilitating, and showcasing gender-related research, teaching, and social engagement that address why the 21st century is still a time profoundly structured by gender, racial, ethnic, sexual, and economic inequality." Our dark political moment has highlighted just how important it is in these troubled and worrisome times to use the power of our intellectual resources to better ground the core of our community values. Never has integrating what we do in the classroom, in our study halls, and in our activism been more relevant. Our commitment is to create and support safe environments for the entire community, to stand firmly behind the liberal arts mission, and to be vigilant of the mean-spiritedness that wants to dominate our nation. We encourage all community members to stay active and to remember that the "other's" difference is also our own. Our spring seminar, "Radical Unlearning: Feminist Reflections on Transgression, Humility, and Chaos" (Ivy Schweitzer and Pati Hernández) hopes to be a place for these kinds of discussions and work. You are all invited.

Annabel Martín

Director, Gender Research Institute

Pati Hernandez, lecturer in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth, WGSS 66.05 Telling Stories for Social Change

"Practice humility and withhold judgment," says Lecturer Pati Hernández, who believes that "Storytelling can empower people in crisis to change their lives". Read about this amazing course that combines Dartmouth Students and visitors from Valley Vista, a Vermont inpatient treatment center for alcohol and drug addiction. Also, for information on Professors Pati Hernandez and Ivy Schweitzer's exciting related upcoming GRID Spring 2017 Seminar Radical Unlearning: Feminist Reflections on Transgression, Humility, and Chaos, click here. 

Julia Rabig, senior lecturer in history at Dartmouth, appears on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC

Professor Rabig details how Newark’s residents and neighbors came together to fight the city’s decline during its most turbulent years in her book, The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990. To listen to her segment, click here.

Distinguished GRID Fellow, James Nachtwey, wins Spain's Princess of Asturias communications and humanities prize

Famed US photographer James Nachtwey is the second Distinguished GRID Fellow to win this award--the first one being Martha Nussbaum. For more information, click here.

Two prominent female scholars from Kosovo collaborate with the Gender Research Institute through the Transformational Leadership Program sponsored by USAID

Dr. Vjollca Krasniqi and Dr. Hasnije Ilazi joined us in Hanover for Spring 2016 and participated in the 2016 GRID Seminar "Gender Matters: Feminist Ontologies and Materialisms." Click here for more information.

"Visualizing Sovereignty: Cartographic Queries for the Digital Age" in Small Axe by GRID Postdoctoral Fellow Max Hantel and Yarimar Bonilla

In this essay, Max Hantel and Yarimar Bonilla ask how visual representations of the postcolonial Caribbean are shaped by, and in turn could reshape, the political imaginary of sovereignty. For more information, click here





Last Updated: 11/16/16