In its four years the Gender Research Institute (GRID) encouraged, facilitated, and showcased 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.

As an institute GRID was a meeting ground where researchers, teachers, students, outreach professionals, and scholar-activists from across the globe came 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.

For the future GRID has been provided an avenue raising the scholarship and engagement around these special issues. The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth would like to thank the Provosts office for their foundational and continuous support and funding of GRID's vision. Special thanks to the Dean of Faculty Office , The Montgomery Fellows Program, The John Sloan Dickey Center, The Leslie Center, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, The Hopkins Center for the Arts, and the many Departments, Programs, Faculty, Staff, Students and Upper Valley residents who supported our work along the way! With our sincerest thanks to our beloved community.

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 (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/multidisciplinary_conversation)dedicated 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 (http://www.dartmouth.edu/grid/events/2013_2014/times_of_crisis_2014.html) 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.



The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth 2017 Spring Seminar

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

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

"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:


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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qCaW1_4LBQ Our most sincere condolences to his family


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.