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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

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Clayman Institute statement on recent anti-AAPI violence

On March 16, a white gunman opened fire at three spas in the Atlanta, GA metro area, killing eight people, most of them Asian or Asian American women. The reporting and the reactions to this horrific event have illuminated the urgent need for reckoning with the ways white supremacy continues to victimize Asian Americans through tokenization, erasure, and objectification, which escalate too easily into incidents of chilling racialized and sexualized violence.

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How to Train your AI: Uncovering algorithm bias

Machine learning relies on “training” an algorithm on texts and then producing their intended output, but Faculty Fellow James Zou notes that a problem arises when the texts used to train artificial intelligence systems contain racial and gender biases.
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On (non)descriptive representation

Ought people speak for others who come from a different and less privileged social group? For instance, ought men speak for women? Faculty Fellow Wendy Salkin shared a recent talk titled "Why Should Those Who Speak for Us Be Anything Like Ua?"
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Event celebrates two new books from Marilyn Yalom

Highlights from the event "Books of Death and Life," featuring the last two books from Senior Scholar and former Director Yalom, with guests Kate Wahl, Irv Yalom, Stina Katcahdourian. Video is available.

47 Years of Gender Research

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Clayman Conversations

This event series, launched in 2019 by Director Adrian Daub, features feminist leaders who are driving timely conversations in their fields.
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Artist's Salon

In the Artist's Salon series, artists from a wide array of disciplines explore how the arts contribute to the larger mission of gender equality and research.
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Podcast: The Feminist Present

Hosts Adrian Daub and Laura Goode use the gift of feminism to figure out what's going on right now. Listen and subscribe to the third season.

Media Mentions

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Quoted in "In Her Words"

Former Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Jun 22 2021
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The feminist past history can't give us

Faculty Fellow
May 25 2021
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Debiasing artificial intelligence

Faculty Fellow and Former Director
May 14 2021

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