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Apr 29 2022
“All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy’s clever opening of Anna Karenina implies a shared understanding of what a family is, as if this concept were set in stone and immutable across time, space and cultures. 
Apr 29 2022
There are no “wrong turns” for interdisciplinary artist Terry Berlier as she laboriously pieces together hundreds of wooden boards to create intricate, abstract möbius strip sculptures. Describing the möbius strip as a “queer form” that deconstructs the binary of inside and outside, Berlier...
Mar 24 2022
How do married couples react when one spouse becomes unemployed? According to Aliya H. Rao’s research, their reaction will largely depend on whether the unemployed spouse is a man or woman. Rao, a sociologist, is a former Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellow and current assistant professor at the...
Jan 19 2022
How do mothers’ emotions impact their children’s diets? For Priya Fielding-Singh, emotions are central to how mothers feed their children.
Jan 12 2022
A continuum – that’s the metaphor Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Fatima Suarez uses to describe Latino men’s reflections on their relationships with their fathers. In a talk titled “Between Reverence and Resentment: Latino Men’s Relationships with their Fathers,” Suarez shared research with...
Dec 14 2021
How are non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and forced arbitration clauses in employment agreements used to silence survivors of sexual harassment? In late October, a virtual Clayman Conversations event unpacked those questions with activists Ifeoma Ozoma, Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky. The...
Dec 13 2021
In what ways do culture, politics, race, gender and carceral status influence concepts of identity such as personhood and citizenship? As a scholar of law and literature, who is writing a new textbook, Law and Literature: An Introduction, Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law Bernadette Meyler...
Dec 13 2021
Have you ever spoken up for yourself when someone was treating you unfairly (or worse) to hear your offender Deny your claim, Attack your credibility instead and Reverse the Victim and Offender roles? Well, it turns out you have been DARVOed, and you are not alone.   
Nov 16 2021
Why have anti-abortion movements been so successful? How did we get here and where are we going? For Jennifer Holland and Melissa Murray, understanding the history of this movement and the legal terrain of the abortion battle is essential for activists, scholars and policy makers who are on the...
Nov 8 2021
Take two, apparently isolated incidents. First, a male employee scoffs after a female colleague tells him that he frequently stands close to her and touches her arm. She asks him to stop because it makes her uncomfortable. “I’m just trying to be friendly,” he says. Second, a university student...


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