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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


We would like to thank Annabel for her extraordinary efforts

in working to launch GRID and leading its efforts over the past four years.



Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth Publication

Gender in Times of Crisis: A Multidisciplinary Conversation

Gender in Times of Crisis: A Multidisciplinary Conversation, is a special issue of the journal Humanities ( to feminist methodologies that highlight the productive outcomes of crisis, contradiction, and fracture.  Taken together, the essays model a type of "disaggregate thinking"(Angela Davis 2011) whereby things that appear to be separate are thought together and where natural, common-sense connections are made uncomfortably less so.  The essays deal with the struggles of social change in a wide array of areas that range from higher education to welfare activists, from queer gardens of memory to new models of citizenship, from gender violence to the school-to-prison pipeline, from community activism to the brutal effects of neoliberal economic policies on dignity and quality of life.  These articles offer an imaginary for change that is multidimensional and based on a tense dialogue between the different axes that mold the strands of experiences that structure our lives, knowledge that crosses and questions facile identity lines, that unites and disaggregates in a contestatory and transformative fashion.

The ten essays were authored by the faculty and student GRID fellows in the 2014 seminar Times of Crisis ( directed by GRID founding director Annabel Martín: Txetxu Aguado, Jennifer Fluri, Jennifer Gargano, Annabel Martín, Christine Miguel, Sara Muñoz, Allison Puglisi, Kristina Wolff, and Melissa Zeiger.  Essays also include work by three of the seminar's distinguished speakers: John Berger, Nancy Fraser (print version), and Denis Goldberg.




Call for Undergraduate Summer Internship at U of Pristina (Kosovo):

UP Center for Gender Studies and Research

Eligible Dartmouth undergraduates are invited to apply for a summer internship at the University of Pristina (Kosovo) sponsored by the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID). The selected intern will work closely with faculty and students at the U of Pristina's Center for Gender Studies and Research (GSR) during their vibrant summer term.  The selected intern will be engaged in the organization of their upcoming summer school on gender and sexuality, especially in posting information via social media as well as contributing with feeds on GSR's blogging platform. The student will work with a team of Kosovo students on workshops on how to conduct research and write policy papers concerning gender, poverty, and access to social provisions.  Finally, in coordination with UP students, the GRID intern will support the UP GSR team in their daily activities and planning of public events and reporting.

This is an internship for students who feel comfortable in international settings, appreciate interacting with peers from different cultural backgrounds, and who would like to support the efforts of a young European nation as it struggles to develop strong democratic institutions.


Please email: (1) cover letter outlining your interest, qualifications, and contribution you would make to the project; (2) your current resume; and (3) the names of two references. Please send these documents in PDF format to: Nancy O'Brien, Program Manager, Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID): Nancy.O'



 Radical Unlearning: Feminists Reflection on Transgression, Humility, and Chaos

2017 Spring Seminar


Cornel West

Intellectual Vocation and Political Struggle in the Trump Moment

Part of the Series: Why the Humanities Matter in the 21st Century



Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Sponsored by the Offices of the President and the Associate Dean of the Arts and Humanities



GRID Co-Sponsored Event:
February 20-21, 2017
VAC 301, 3:30-5:30pm.

Culture and Critique: International Conversations on Social Justice

Learn more about this Department of Spanish and Portuguese event here



The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth introduces our 2017 Spring Seminar

Radical Unlearning: Feminist Reflections on Transgression, Humility, and Chaos

Directed by Professors Ivy Schweitzer (English) and Pati Hernandez (WGSS).

patih                           ivyrehearsal                                


"Radical Unlearning" acknowledges, in the words of bell hooks, that "our ways of knowing are forged in history and relations of power." This recognition shapes social experiences, our academic approaches, and our performance of community.  The seminar will facilitate critical thinking about the entanglements of power and knowledge through stimulating interactions among participants and guest speakers.




Director Annabel Martín was interviewed for Canal Europa on the importance of gender-related teaching and scholarship.

Annabel Martín, Director of the Gender Research Institute (GRID), was interviewed for Canal Europa, a new web-based platform that serves as a meeting point for artists, writers, scientists, and professionals in a wide variety of fields so that they can share their ideas, reflections, and their creativity.  Annabel's conversation analyses the power of gender as instrument of change, the importance of gender-related teaching and research, her tenure as director of GRID, and her attraction to gender for Spanish cultural studies. To watch her interview click on her picture below:

Annabel Canal Europa




Denis Goldberg

Speaker in GRID "Times of Crisis" 2014 Spring Seminar and GRID affiliate has recently recorded his story with Matthijs van Dijk: Moments In A Life, text and narration by Denis Goldberg, in a moving musical story .

To hear the live recording from Endler Hall at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival on 6 July 2016. Click here.




John Berger

With deep sadness, GRID announces the passing of John Berger on January 2, 2017 at the age of 90. John's life-long commitment to social justice, intelligence, and the power of the arts are the treasures he leaves us with. His generosity with our institute will always be cherished. Our most sincere condolences to his family.



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: 9/6/17