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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

Artist's Salon: Tribute to Ada Lovelace

In a recent Artist's Salon, music Professor Patricia Alessandrini discussed her inspiration for a tribute to the 19th century mathematician, and shared a performance combining AI composition, performers, and a piano machine.

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Faculty fellow researches deathwork in Turkey

Ethnomusicologist Denise Gill conducted 18 months of research, working alongside women deathworkers as they cared for the bodies of female deceased of all ages
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Women's Suffrage in U.S., France and Britain

In an interview with Gender News, Senior Scholar Karen Offen shares her research on Western political revolutions and different paths to suffrage in the U.S. and European countries.
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Essayist Jia Tolentino Meets with Students

Author says one of her aims was “to write a book that was mostly about women that wouldn’t necessarily be pegged as a book about women, but simply a book of criticism at large."

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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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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Women’s Choices: A Model ‘Redesign Of Life’

Former Director
Dec 7 2019

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