Shedding a spotlight on our 2014-2015 fellows

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Shedding a spotlight on our 2014-2015 fellows

by Gender News staff on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:35am

Our 2014-2015 fellowship programs are in full swing with fellows’ lectures and research revealing more new discoveries on gender across various disciplines. The Clayman Institute offers three different programs: graduate dissertation, postdoctoral, and faculty research fellows. The Graduate Dissertation Fellowship supports graduate students in their dissertation research and encompasses a quarter-long teaching assistantship. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is a two-year program for recent PhD’s with gender as their area of study. The Faculty Research Fellowship supports research across campus with a focus on gender, and facilitates conferences, panels, and workshops as well. These programs further The Institute’s mission of creating conversation, sharing knowledge, and changing culture by fostering and empowering leadership within the Stanford community. We are still accepting applications for our Faculty Research Fellows by January 16 and our Graduate Dissertation Fellowships by February 13. Now, let's meet our 2014-2015 fellows:


Graduate Dissertation Fellows

Susan Rebecca Fisk, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

Susan Fisk’s research focuses the influence of gender stereotypes on how women and men perceive risk, perform in risky situations, and how others react to their failure at a risky task.  Other research areas of interest include social-psychology, gender, and economic sociology. Fisk also contributes as a writer for Gender News.

Annelise Heinz, PhD Candidate, Department of History

Anneliese Heinz’s research interests include gender, race, and sexuality in twentieth-century American society, and transpacific exchanges between the U.S. and China. Her dissertation, "Mahjong, American Modernity, and Cultural Transnationalism," examines the American history of the profoundly popular Chinese game of mahjong to illuminate under-recognized intersections of gender. Heinz also contributes as a writer for Gender News.

Mana Nakagawa, Graduate Student, School of Education

Mana Nakagawa’s research interests include the dynamics of global educational policies and practices, comparative education and gender equity in education. She is also pursuing her master's in Sociology. Nakagawa also contributes as a writer for Gender News.


Postdoctoral Fellows

Alison Dahl Crossley, PhD in Sociology

Alison Dahl Crossley’s research focuses on the continuity of contemporary feminism, which is explored in her dissertation, “Social Movement Continuity and Abeyance: Feminist Mobilization on U.S. College Campuses." Crossley was the co-creator of our first Online Feminism Conference in Fall 2014, and contributes as a writer for Gender News.

Veena Dubal,  PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Veena Dubal’s research analyzes how non-unionized immigrant workers deploy dominant masculinities narratives to make sense of and negotiate their lack of job security, creating gendered hierarchies that work to exclude women and preclude protected collective bargaining under the law. Dubal is currently focusing on labor law in the sharing economy and will be discussing her work during an upcoming Faculty Fellows Lunch talk.

Jonna Louvrier, PhD in Management and Organization

Jonna Louvrier’s comparative research looks at gender equality and diversity management in Finland and the U.S., focusing on the ontological assumptions diversity management programs are based on. Her research aims to impact the way diversity management and equality are understood in corporate contexts in the coming years. Louvrier will be sharing her current work during an upcoming Faculty Fellows Lunch talk.


Faculty Fellows

Arnetha Ball, Professor of Education

Professor Ball’s research focuses on language and literacy studies of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the U.S. and South Africa and the preparation of teachers to work with diverse student populations.  She uses sociocultural, sociolinguistic, and ethnographic approaches to investigate ways in which semiotic systems in general, and oral and written language in particular, serve as mediating tools in teaching.

Linda Boxer, Vice Dean of the School of Medicine and Professor

Dr. Boxer has been the Vice Dean of the School of Medicine since September 2013.  Her research aims to identify critical barriers to the advancement and retention of women in academic medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and design programs and interventions to address these barriers.

Leslie Hill, Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies

Professor Hill’s research will reflect back on key arguments and events in the early British feminist movements and the emergence of new roles for female characters within British Drama from the ‘new woman’ Vivie Warren in Mrs. Warren’s Profession to suffragette Vida Levering in Votes for Women.

Yokisho Matsumoto, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Professor Matsumoto’s research focuses on the contextual and socio-cultural relevance of linguistic structures and language use, and the ways in which a network of meanings are communicated by a word, a phrase, or a larger discourse.  One of her research topics concerns how layers of identity are revealed in older Japanese women’s verbal interactions.

Dale Miller, Ed Zschau Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Professor of Psychology

Professor Miller’s research interests include the impact of social norms on behavior, the role that justice considerations play in individual and organizational decisions, and the conditions under which individuals and organizations abandon one course of action to pursue another. His research identifies a set of diagnostic questions that a policy maker or practitioner must answer in order to most effectively identify the appropriate intervention.

Ana Minian, Assistant Professor of History and Comparative Studies and Race and Ethnicity

Professor Minian’s work explores the late-twentieth-century history of Mexican undocumented migration to the United States, the growth of migrant communities, and bi-national efforts to regulate the border. It uses over two hundred oral history interviews, government archives, migrant correspondence, privately held organizational records and personal collections, pamphlets and unpublished ephemera, and newspapers and magazines. 

Helen Paris, Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies

Professor Paris’ research focuses on her continued performative exploration of proximity and intimacy in performance. She's undertaking a dedicated period of creative fictional writing over the year, and a continuing her collaboration with French video artist and choreographer Gretchen Schiller, Professor at Universite Stendhal Grenoble 3 on cellular, body and place memory. 

Jodi Prochaska, Associate Professor of Medicine

Professor Prochaska’s research focuses on developing effective treatments for tobacco dependence and other leading risk factors (e.g. sedentary behavior, obesity, stress and distress), with a focus on complex and multi-problem groups. Her research examines the use of tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery devices (e.g. e-cigarettes, e-hookah) among the Stanford student body with a close look into the differences in use patterns across the gender spectrum. 

Rush Rehm, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and of Classics

Professor Rehm’s research will explore Samuel Beckett’s female solo play Happy Days/O les beaux jours. Rehm has previously published in the areas of Greek tragedy and contemporary politics and teaches courses on contemporary politics, the media, and U.S. imperialism. 

Eric Roberts, Professor of Computer Science

Professor Roberts’ research focuses on computer science education, particularly for women and other underrepresented groups. His research investigates the representation of women in the field of computer science and examines how to prevent the loss of diversity this time around.

Meghan Sumner, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Professor Sumner’s research investigates the meaningful contribution of phonetic variation to the processes and representations involved in spoken language understanding.  Specifically, she focuses on how listeners integrate cues to sounds and words alone with cues to talker characteristics to arrive at the social meaning of spoken words.