About Us

Established in 1978, Dartmouth College’s Women’s Studies Program was the first such program in the formerly all-male Ivy League. In 1996, we became the academic hub for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies and changed our name to Women’s and Gender Studies. As of July 1, 2015, we are Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Today, the interdisciplinary WGSS Program draws on resources from the Social Sciences, the Arts and Humanities, and the Sciences.

Contact Us

U.S. Mail

6038 Carpenter, Room 2
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3570
Telephone: (603) 646-2722
Fax: (603) 646-3761

Program Office

2 Carpenter, Hinman Box 6038

Program Chair

Professor Susan Ackerman

Program Coordinator

Cristen Brooks


The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies office is found in Carpenter Hall behind the Baker Library, across the street from the Rockefeller Center and Silsby Hall.

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