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Andrea Rees Davies
Associate Director, 2012-2015
Clayman Institute Graduate Dissertation Fellow, 2004-2005
(650) 723-1994

Andrea Davies was the Associate Director at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research.  Andrea is currently working on solutions to creating opportunities for women’s leadership and creating sustainable gender equality.  She has published research projects on technical women in Silicon Valley high-tech companies, Venture Capitalist perceptions of women entrepreneurs, the history of the “ideal worker” myth, and dual-career academic couples at top US research universities. 

In addition to her interdisciplinary work, Andrea published a book on the history of disasters: Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster (2012). Her interest in the social consequences of disasters was sparked by her work as a San Francisco firefighter. For more on Saving San Francisco click here.

Andrea holds a Ph.D. in History , M.A. in History, and a M.A. in Religious Studies from Stanford as well as a B.A. in Women's Studies and Comparative Religion from Harvard. Before returning to Stanford, Andrea taught U.S. History as an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge.  Andrea currently teaches a course on LGBT/Queer History in the United States at Stanford.


Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster (Temple University Press, 2012)


Climbing the Technical Ladder: Obstacles and Soluntions for Mid-level Women in Technology -- Download file

Dual-Career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know -- Download file

Gender and Venture Capital Decision-Making, November 11, 2013 -- Download file

"Points of Origin: The Social Impact of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire" in Flammable Cities: Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World (University of Wisconsin Press, 2012) -- See publication

The Origins of the Ideal Worker: The Separation of Work and Home in the United States From the Market Revolution to 1950 -- Download file


Redefining, Redesigning Work 

Saving San Francisco @ The Commonwealth Club   

In Print