News & Events

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:15 PM in 3 Rockefeller Hall.

    Nancy D. Polikoff, Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, will deliver the Fourteenth Annual Stonewall Lecture at Dartmouth College.

    At American University Washington College of Law, Polikoff teaches in the areas of family law, civil procedure, and sexuality and the law. Previously, she supervised family law programs at the Women's Legal Defense Fund (now...

  • Previous Lecturers

    Denise McWilliams, "Fears, Fallacies, and Failures: How AIDS Became an Epidemic" (February 17, 2015)

    Nancy Polikoff, "Marriage as Blind Spot: What Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Say About LGBT Parenting" (April 23, 2014)

    Dean Spade, "Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law" (May 8, 2013)

    Douglas Crimp, "Misfitting Together: Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls" (February 14, 2012)

    Alison Bechdel, "Creativity and (or?)...

  • Dartmouth students have three new residences designed as learning communities to consider this fall when deciding where to live, as well as 10 design-your-own communities, set up as blocks of rooms interspersed within general campus housing.

    These new options, in addition to the 12 existing affinity communities—such as East Wheelock, the Shabazz Center, and the Chinese Language House—build on the College’s mission of enhancing campus housing options by linking them to Dartmouth’s...

  • A spring lecture series featuring war photographer James Nachtwey ’70, Booker Prize winner John Berger, and South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg kicks off April 10 at Dartmouth.

    The series, “Times of Crisis,” is hosted by the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) and will feature talks from distinguished writers, activists, and scholars in seven events during April and May.

    “We expect students, faculty, staff...

  • Last year, Kate Shelton ’14 was a bit flustered when she approached her mentor, Jennifer Fluri. Shelton needed work for the summer.

    “Professor Fluri asked me, ‘Well, what are you most interested in?’ ” says Shelton, who sports short hair with a purple streak. “I told her it was women, fitness, and health.”

    “I have the perfect contact for you,” Fluri told her.

    Fluri, the chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, told Shelton to get in touch with one...

  • The first collaboration between Michael Bronski and Michael Amico ’07 occurred during Amico’s senior year, when they rewrote the lyrics of Iolanthe for a Dartmouth Glee Club production “to update them to reflect contemporary Dartmouth issues,” says Amico.

    Now Bronski, a senior lecturer in women’s and gender studies, and Amico have collaborated on a much larger project, ‘You Can Tell Just By Looking’: And 20 Other Myths...

  • Two years ago, as she worked in low-income schools in Hyderabad, India, Averil Spencer ’10 began to understand that most of her bright-eyed, elementary-school-aged girls—with dreams to become doctors or computer engineers—would not reach the 10th grade. Some couldn’t afford it; many would be forced to marry. But for nearly all of them, Spencer says, opportunities had nothing to do with drive or ability.  

    “There was overall limited expectations for these girls, in addition to a lack...

  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional is truly a landmark decision symbolically on a par with “the fall of the Berlin Wall,” but the ruling granting all federal spousal benefits to married same-sex couples is only a step on the road to equality, says Michael Bronski, a senior lecturer in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Dartmouth.

    In a 5-4 decision Wednesday,...

  • Lecture and Symposium

    Body Politics: Women, Families, and Reproductive Rights will bring together a distinguished group of legal scholars, women's and family rights activists, and community members on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade to highlight its historical significance and discuss the pressing health and family planning issues families face in the US.

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    4:30 PM: Cecile Richards, President, Planned...

  • Lecture Series Spring 2013

    Prominent scholars, artists, and activists will be visiting the Dartmouth College campus during the Spring 2013 term for a series of seminars, debates, panel discussions, and public lectures. 

    In conjunction with the Seeds of Change lecture series, the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) will run a pilot research seminar on the synergies between gender, scholarship, and social change.  GRID...