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

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

What's New

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.

Stanford Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research
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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: 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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How Sexism is Coded into the Tech Industry

Apr 26 2021
Harvard Business Review

When Losing Your Job Feels Like Losing Your Self

Former Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Apr 21 2021
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The Weird, Extremely German Origins of the Wirecard Scandal

Apr 21 2021

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