The Clayman Institute for Gender Research

  • On November 6, 2014, we united faculty, staff, scholars, advisors, students and community members who have been long-time supporters of the Clayman Institute at Stanford University over the past four decades. Addressing the crowd of over one...
  • Before the lights dimmed in Stanford University’s Paul Brest Hall for a special screening last October of the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, the film’s star, law professor Anita Hill, took the stage to thundering applause. “It’s just...
  • CROW, early days
    In 1974, the Center for Research on Women (CROW) opened its doors on the Stanford campus. Over the next four decades, CROW, now the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, tackled ground-breaking topics in women's health, longevity, and...
  • The vision for The Online Feminism Conference (#OFCon14) was born out of a genuine need to bridge gaps within the feminist community. On October 10th, Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellows, Ashley Farmer and Alison Dahl Crossley brought...
  • Photo of Serra House, Stanford University, home of CAWL
    Perhaps nowhere is the stalled gender revolution more apparent than in the executive and leadership ranks of business, government and education. For the past thirty years, women have surpassed their male peers in earning undergraduate degrees,...
  • We've turned back the clock to highlight our major milestones. For the full story, view "The Clayman Institute 40 Year History".    

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Founded in 1974, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University creates knowledge and seeks to implement change to promote gender equality. Our current focus is Moving Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution. We are bringing together an intellectually diverse group of scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women's advancement and to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.

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  • The day that I was first exposed to the concept of unconscious bias was back in fourth grade. My middle school took a field trip to the Museum of...
  • Before the lights dimmed in Stanford University’s Paul Brest Hall for a special screening last October of the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to...