News & Events

  • As of July 1, 2015, the Women's and Gender Studies Program has changed its name to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

    This change does not reflect a change in direction for the program. Rather, it offers a more accurate reflection of the work and the curriculum of the program. Sexuality and LGBTQ studies—the study of sexual identities, discourses, and institutions—has already had a home in WGST since 1996.

    Please bear with us as we update our website, course catalog, and...

  • Undergraduate students affiliated with the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) and/or the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) are invited to apply to join a team of second-year Tuck MBA students in a Fall 2015/Winter 2016 consulting engagement with the Faculty of Economics at the University of Pristina (UP) in Kosovo. This project is part of a USAID-funded partnership grant.


  • “Perhaps, like the poor, homophobia may always be with us. But when you receive an email that complains about an openly gay man in a 42-year-old documentary, you know that homophobia is on the run,” writes Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies Jeffrey Ruoff in an opinion piece in The Conversation.

    Ruoff is a Dartmouth Public Voices fellow.

  • In a new spring-term course, Dartmouth students will investigate questions of race, inequality, and violence that arose last summer following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

    The class, called “10 Weeks, 10+ Professors: #BlackLivesMatter,” will be taught by close to 20 faculty from about a dozen departments and could be a model for future cross-disciplinary courses. ... ...

  • Angela Davis. Noam Chomsky. Denis Goldberg. Amy Goodman. Cornel West.

    These are just a few of the prominent visitors who have come to Dartmouth to engage with students, faculty, and community members as part of an annual seminar and public lecture series organized by the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID).

    Now in its second full year, GRID recently announced the theme of its spring 2015 seminar, “Just Words: Free Speech and Social Change,” which will draw a slate of...

  • Deborah K. King's article, "Multiple Jeopardy, Multiple Consciousness: The Context of a Black Feminist Ideology," from Signs 14 (1988) has been selected for inclusion in the curated Intersectionalities portion of Signs' 40th anniversary celebration. The article has been described by Andy Mazzaschi, the Deputy Editor of Signs, as "classic." It is available online at the Signs at 40 website.

  • "Fears, Fallacies, and Failures: How AIDS Became an Epidemic." 

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:15 PM in Rockefeller 3.

    Denise McWilliams, Executive Director of the New England Innocence Project

    The Annual Stonewall Lecture is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program. For more information about Ms.McWilliams' visit or the Stonewall Lecture, please contact Program Coordinator...

  • 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...