50th Anniversary

50 Years of Looking Forward 1974-2024

During 2024, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research celebrates 50 years since its founding. 

Originally named the Center for Research on Women, the Clayman Institute was the first of its kind to focus on gender research, and remains a leader in cutting-edge gender research today. Join us in celebrating "50 Years of Looking Forward" -- look for special events, celebrations, photos, and stories to be shared throughout the year.

Hill and Daub seated onstage

Jing Lyman Lecture: Anita Hill

Kicking off a year of celebration, on Jan. 25 Anita Hill delivered the Jing Lyman Lecture to a packed auditorium

Director Adrian Daub and Jia Tolentino seated in front of an audience

Looking Forward

Recent conferences, research, and events at the Clayman Institute show contemporary interests and future directions for gender research

Book cover -- What the Ballad Knows by Adrian Daub

Books and Publications

To learn more about recent scholarship at the Institute from our current and former staff and fellows, please view Books & Articles as well as Media Mentions in our News & Publications section

profile of Myra Strober

Honoring our Founders

Photos and stories from Honoring our Founders events, celebrating the contributions of founders Myra Strober and (then) students Beth Garfield, Cynthia Russell, and Diane Middlebrook

Bridges and Carmon seated on stage

Notable Moments: A Timeline

Enjoy a sampling of events and milestones from five decades of gender research on the Clayman Institute timeline

Cynthia Russell, Beth Garfield, Myra Strober, Susan Heck, Jing Lyman

History

A look at the Clayman Institute's history, from its founding in 1974 through its evolution under 10 directors and their diverse research agendas

Senior Scholar Edith Gelles talking with Susan Heck interns Hana/Connor Yankowitz and Isabel Sieh at their research presentation

Senior Scholar Edith Gelles talking with Susan Heck interns Hana/Connor Yankowitz and Isabel Sieh at their research presentation

Online Exhibit

Former student worker and Susan Heck Intern Hana/Connor Yankowitz spent more than a year researching the feminist and queer communities at Stanford and creating an online exhibit through the Stanford Library