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Celebrating Clayman Institute Authors

Join us as we host four book talks, all celebrating the recent release of books by Clayman Institute scholars.

This 2021-22 series features our director, Adrian Daub; Research Fellow Susan Krieger; former Postdoctoral Fellow Aliya Rao; and former Graduate Dissertation Fellow Priya Fielding-Singh. Showcasing the diversity of scholarship on gender, the books range from sociological research on gender and unemployment as well as family, class and nutrition; reflections on identity and experience through a memoir focusing on a long-term lesbian couple; and an account of modern German intellectual history through frameworks of family and kinship. Taken together, all four scholars drive important conversations about gender for audiences both inside and outside the academy. 

Book cover: How the Other Half Eats

Dec. 1: Priya Fielding-Singh

Join sociologist, professor, and author Priya Fielding-Singh as she discusses her powerful and timely new book, How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America. Fielding-Singh,  a former graduate dissertation fellow for the Clayman Institute, is an American sociologist and ethnographer and an assistant professor of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah. This event is co-sponsored by the Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

Book cover: The Dynastic Imagination

Jan. 26: Adrian Daub

Director Adrian Daub, professor of comparative literature and German studies, appears in coversation with other scholars to discuss his latest book, The Dynastic Imagination: Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany.  The book offers an unexpected account of modern German intellectual history through frameworks of family and kinship.

Book cover: Crunch Time

Feb. 16: Aliya Rao

In Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment, Aliya Hamid Rao gets up close and personal with college-educated, unemployed men, women, and spouses to explain how comparable men and women have starkly different experiences of unemployment. Rao, a former Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellow, is a sociologist and  assistant professor of methodology at the London School of Economics.

April 12: Susan Krieger

Clayman Institute Research Fellow Susan Krieger will present her most recent book, Are You Two Sisters? The Journey of a Lesbian Couple. Authored by one of the most respected figures in the field of personal ethnographic narrative, this book serves as both a memoir and a sociological study, telling the story of one lesbian couple's lifelong journey together. Are You Two Sisters? is Susan Krieger's candid, revealing, and engrossing memoir about the intimacies of a lesbian couple. Krieger explores how she and her partner confront both the inner challenges of their relationship and the invisibility of lesbian identity in the larger world.