The Dartmouth Consortium of Studies in Race,Migration, and Sexuality


RMS is an interdisciplinary research and teaching initiative aimed at deepening social and cultural analyses of worlds and works shaped by the colonial and transnational forces of race, migration, and sexuality.



Arrow (2015) Image courtesy of artist Chitra Ganesh. 



This series will push past attention-grabbing headlines of Indigenous mortality — an all-too familiar theme in settler colonial narratives — and delve into the structural violence that has predated and aggravated the virus’ impact on Indigenous peoples. While the virus’ effects on public health and tribal economy pose immense challenges for many Native nations, our presenters will also spotlight the work already underway to ensure Indigenous communities emerge from this crisis stronger than before. COVID-19 is not the first pandemic to hit Native America, and Indigenous modes of survival and resurgence carry lessons for us all.

RMS Statement on U.S. Social Unrest

“At this time of societal crises, we, the faculty members of the Dartmouth Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality want to reiterate our resolute stance against anti-Blackness and all forms of racism and xenophobia, and to urge awareness of the long history of state-authorized, unpunished killing of African American men, women, trans men and trans women that is central to the public’s current outrage.”

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The RMS Team

Learn more about the driving force behind the planning and maintainace of the RMS program and organization.

RMS Founding Faculty

Dartmouth faculty dedicated to the Consortium’s advancement and intellectual engagement in the academic community.

RMS Faculty Associates

Dartmouth faculty from a wide-range of departments and areas invested in advancing Consortium’s mission. 

RMS Post-Doctoral Collective

Dartmouth’s post-doctoral community engaged in conversations of race, migration, and sexuality.

RMS National Collective

Non-Dartmouth scholars dedicated to creating an interdisciplinary engagement with the Consortium.

A Field of Ideas in Race, Migration, and Sexuality

The Consortium’s curricular mission brings together intersectional epistemologies of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, indigeneity and migration to foster transnational and decolonial thinking through a proposed minor or modified major in Comparative Race, Migration and Sexuality in the 2020-2021 year.

RMS Scholars and Fellows

RMS undergraduate scholars and fellows  participate in  events and workshops and our scholars engage in transnational, decolonial, and ethnic studies related research as an extra component of their RMS events commitment.

RMS fall Events and News

R. Zamora Linmark

On 23 September, 2019, RMS hosted famed Filipino American writer, R. Zamora Linmark, who was joined with Alex Chee (English) and Eng-Beng Lim (WGSS), as they read from and talked about his new book, The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart.

How do Borders Shape "America"?

On October 2, 2019, RMS and LALACS hosted the first Key-Question event of the year. Professors Matt Garcia (LALACS) and Jorge Cuellar (LALACS) were joined by Professor Vicki Ruiz (UC Irvine) in a lively and entrenching discussion of how the U.S.–Mexico border has changed over time and how it has not only further divided the two countries but also deeply polarized U.S. citizenry. 

In Conversation with Rey Chow

As part of her visit coordinated by Society of Fellows and Film and Media Studies Postdoctoral Fellow Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Professor Rey Chow (Duke) stopped by to dialogue with RMS-affiliated undergraduate students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows about what intersectional studies should look like and mean in our contemporary moment on October 8th, 2019.

RMS Launch Party

On October 18, 2019, RMS launched its Consortium with a campus-wide reception in Sanborn Hall open to the Dartmouth Community.

Dialogues with Faculty of Color

On October 22, 2019, at Jorge Cuéllar’s invitation (LALACS), Dr. Loperena (CUNY Graduate Center) joined RMS in a conversation to talk about being a scholar, activist, researcher, and engaging in just relationships with communities both in and outside the academy, including the Honduran Garifuna communities where he has conducted several years of ethnographic research.

Faculty Speak: “What am I thinking now?”

On October 28, 2019, the first RMS Faculty Speak featuring Professors Matt Garcia and Bethany Moreton event brought together faculty and postdoctoral fellows from a wide range of departments and programs at Dartmouth. In the style of a casual salon, the event was a chance for Professors Garcia and Moreton to talk about what they were currently thinking and researching.

An Evening with Sultana

On October 30th, 2019, New York drag queen icon, Sultana, participated in a performance and Q&A with the Consortium and members of the Upper Valley. During the event, participants asked Sultana questions on identity, the evolution of drag in New York City, and the importance of intersectionality in drag.The following morning, RMS Undergraduate Fellows led a podcast with Sultana.

RMS-WGSS Stonewall Lecture

On November 14, 2019, Professor Lisa Duggan came to Dartmouth from NYU to deliver a talk based on her recent book, Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed (U California P, 2019). 

RMS Winter and Spring Events and News

WGSS/RMS Stonewall Lecture: Wonder Gays, Ninja Queens & Pimps

On February 3rd, 2020, in a lecture-performance presentation that involved direct participation from the public, artists Lê and RHEE explored the topics of empire, imperialism throughout history, migration, mass media and intimacy. kate-hers RHEE complex presentation, “Throat Sound,” touched on the role of language and belonging in a transnational and interdisciplinary interpretation of Koren-American writer, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.

RMS Workshop Series

Beginning in the 2020 Winter Term, in collaboration with the Mellon Faculty Fellow and Provost’s Fellowship Program, RMS launched a series of four workshops to facilitate more interaction between affiliated junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students as well as the larger Dartmouth community. Our workshops highlighted work by Summer Kim Lee (MFF-English); Emilie Connolly (SF-History/NAS); Mingwei Huang (MFF-WGSS); and Kelly Chung (Provost-AAS/WGSS). In the Spring, Dr. Anna Storti (Guarini-AAS) and Christine Castro (Chávez-LALACS) presented their work through a virtual Zoom workshop meeting.

In Conversation with Hamed Sinno of Mashrou' Leila

On February 19, 2020, Musician Hamed Sinno of the Lebanese pop band Mashrou’ Leila talked with a group of undergraduate students about Middle Eastern pop culture, race, migration, and sexuality. RMS fellows and scholars also recorded a video podcast of an interview with Hamed. 

Dawnland: Screening and Discussion with Bruce Duthu ‘80

On April 21, 2020, RMS hosted a Zoom screening of Emmy award-winning documentary, Dawnland, followed by a discussion session with co-producer and Professor of Native American Studies, N. Bruce Duthu ‘80. The event received over 100 RVSPs, and over 90 attendees joined us for the 86 minute documentary that discussed the beginning of Native American boarding schools, relocation of children with white families, and the recent efforts of the government to create a Truth and Reconciliation organization in Maine.