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Clayman Conversations Presents Working Girls: Feminist Views on Sex Work

Since 1974, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research has been committed to making the future feminist.

The Institute empowers students and scholars in three key ways:

  • Conduct and invest in intersectional gender research
  • Mentor students through fellowships and internships
  • Inspire, translate and amplify gender scholarship

What's New

Author Tressie McMillan Cottom Meets with Students and Fellows

Cottom (seated at left), whose 2019 book "Thick: And Other Essays" was a finalist for the National Book Award, in February met with a group of Stanford graduate students, fellows and researchers to discuss her work in sociology and life in the academy

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The Feminist Present

Podcast: The Feminist Present

In this new podcast from the Clayman Institute, Hosts Adrian Daub and Laura Goode welcome a range of feminists from academia, journalism, activism and more.
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Gender and the Pandemic

We reached out to our colleagues in gender research to ask for their expertise and insights. We hope this collected writing is a source of insight for those looking at current events through a gender lens.
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Our Feminism is Intersectional

We understand that articulating any feminist position without taking into account commitments to anti-racist policies and action will create a hollow and ultimately meaningless caricature of feminism.

45 Years of Gender Research

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Clayman Conversations: Whisper Networks

In the first Clayman Conversations event, journalists Moira Donegan and Evette Dionne examine the impact of social media and digital technology on sharing information about sexual violence.
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Breaking the Culture of Sexual Assault

In a two-year symposium, the Institute launched a series of talks and discussions to address multiple facets of sexual violence in order to create best practices and novel solutions. Featuring events with Kimberlé Crenshaw (pictured) and Zerlina Maxwell.
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Gender Equality Today

In this May 2019 symposium, panelists take on gender equality today, what progress has been made in the last two decades, and what barriers prevent additional change. Featuring Erin Cech, Shelley Correll, David Pedulla and Adina Sterling (pictured).

Media Mentions

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California could be ‘lifeline’ for women candidates trailing Bernie Sanders

Clayman Institute Associate Director
Mar 2 2020
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Dr. Erin Cech: 40 Under 40 LGBTQ+ Leaders

Former Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Jan 4 2020
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Making Them Sick: Article about dependent health care at Stanford

Graduate Dissertation Fellow
Dec 16 2019

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