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Andrea Rees Davies
Associate Director
Clayman Institute Graduate Dissertation Fellow, 2004-2005
(650) 723-1994

Andrea Rees Davies holds a Ph.D. in History and M.A. in Religious Studies from Stanford and a B.A. in Women's Studies and Comparative Religion from Harvard. She works on interdisciplinary solutions to advancing gender equality and has contributed to the Clayman Institute research projects on dual-career academic couples, women in technology, and women entrepreneurs.  She collaborates with other institutions and scholars to create and implement solutions to advancing gender equality. 

Andrea taught U.S. History as an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge. She has also appeared in documentaries for the History Channel and ABC news. Andrea currently teaches a Feminist Studies/History course at Stanford.  During her studies at Stanford, Andrea won the Prize for Excellence in First-Time Teaching from the Stanford Department of History and a graduate dissertation fellowship from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

In addition to her interdisciplinary work, Andrea's new book, Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster, was published in November 2011. Her interest in the social consequences of disasters was sparked by her work as a San Francisco firefighter. More information is available at the Saving San Francisco website,

A podcast of Andrea Rees Davies' April 9, 2012 book talk at the Commonwealth Club of California is available online.


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