Join the Clayman Institute for Gender Research in remembering the late Marilyn Yalom, esteemed feminist author and historian. Yalom was a longtime Clayman Institute senior scholar and also served as its director from 1984-85. We will celebrate the release of Yalom’s final two books, Innocent Witnesses and A Matter of Death and Life, with remarks from special guests Irv Yalom, Stina Katchadourian, and Kate Wahl, in a conversation moderated by Clayman Institute director Adrian Daub.
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About the Speakers
Irvin David Yalom is an American psychiatrist who is emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, as well as an author of both fiction and nonfiction books, including Love's Executioner, The Gift of Therapy, Becoming Myself, and When Nietzsche Wept.
Stina Katchadourian is an author, journalist and literary translator. She grew up in Finland and has lived in Stanford since 1966. Stina has been an Affiliated Scholar at what was then CROW - now the Clayman Institute, and her books include Efronia: An Armenian Love Story, a book about her Armenian mother-in-law; and The Lapp King's Daughter: A Family's Journey Through Finland's Wars. Stina's wartime memoir is one of the stories in Marilyn Yalom's Innocent Witnesses.
Kate Wahl is Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director at Stanford University Press. Since joining SUP in 2001, Kate has worked across nearly all fields SUP publishes, and notably served for many years as the acquisitions editor for works in sociology, anthropology, and law. She continues to commission books in Middle East studies, one of SUP’s most renowned publishing programs. Kate was central to the creation of SUP’s newest imprint, Redwood Press—an imprint for intelligent, ambitious books for the general public—for which she developed Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian, by Sato Moughalian, longlisted for the PEN Award in biography; SUP’s first novel, The Woman Who Read Too Much, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani; and, of course, works by Marilyn and Irvin Yalom. Kate holds degrees in religious studies and violin performance, and remains an active musician in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving as Assistant Concertmaster of the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra.
Adrian Daub — In fall 2019, Daub became the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute. A Stanford professor of comparative literature and German studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Daub was Stanford’s director of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from 2016 to 2020.