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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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How Women’s Oral History Collections Reveal the “Silent” History of Sexual Violence

As a historian, Professor Estelle Freedman wanted to know how often women had vocalized their experiences of sexual violence in the past. “Do we assume silence until these [contemporary] movements?” The faculty research fellow explores new methodological approaches to the history of sexual violence, examining interview transcripts housed by dozens of women’s oral history projects.
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Artist's Salon: Tribute to Ada Lovelace

Music Professor Patricia Alessandrini presents Ada’s Song, an exploration of Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Composition and its relationship to interpretation and expressivity in music.
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What We're Reading: Selections from 2019

Director Adrian Daub shares recommendations from recent reading, including Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Toni Morrison, and Jia Tolentino, who appears on campus Jan. 16.
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Senior Scholar and Former Director Marilyn Yalom

Clayman Institute mourns an inspiring intellectual and prolific author who left an indelible mark on her field as she explored thought-provoking subjects that once went unexamined.

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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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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Feminist author, academic and historian Marilyn Yalom

Senior Scholar and Former Director
Dec 6 2019

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