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Sep 27 2022
Following one’s passion to find meaningful work may come at a cost. And, even more worrisome, this cost is largely paid by working-class and low-income students and workers. Erin Cech discussed these findings from her most recent book, The Trouble With Passion, during a recent talk for the...
Sep 27 2022
This summer, four Stanford undergraduates joined the Clayman Institute as part of the Susan Heck Interns program. An Institute founder, Heck was passionate about providing training and mentorship to undergraduates as well as focusing research on underserved populations. As part of the 10-week, full...
Sep 27 2022
In an industry dominated by white men, a narrative of trust, loyalty, and even a workplace family keeps opportunities limited to a select few, with women and racial minorities often “hedged out,” according to research presented by Megan Tobias Neely at a recent Celebrating Clayman Institute Authors...
Sep 27 2022
In keeping with the Institute’s goals of amplifying gender scholarship and supporting the next generation of gender scholars, the Clayman Institute proudly announces the winners of three annual student prizes. These Stanford doctoral students have demonstrated through their research and writing...
Aug 10 2022
We, the scholars and administrators of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, condemn the Supreme Court’s June 22, 2022, ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. We grieve for the reversal of Roe v. Wade, and acknowledge the dire and life-changing consequences for women, for...
Aug 9 2022
Following a body of work that uses ethnography to examine the relationship of the self to the other, sociologist and writer Susan Krieger in her latest book took a more intimate approach. Are you two sisters? The story of a lesbian couple uses her own long-term partner relationship to consider the...
Jul 28 2022
What can a fragment of a rice bowl tell us about constructions of gender and family in the Chinese diaspora? Barbara L. Voss, professor of anthropology at Stanford, poses this question in the second chapter of their forthcoming book The Cosmopolitan Village, which Voss describes as an “...
Jul 28 2022
In France, far-right political parties like the National Front have long championed traditional gender roles. The ideal man is the breadwinner and head of his household; the archetypal woman is pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen. By framing women as mothers and housewives, the National Front has...
Jul 27 2022
In China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), it was a capital offense for “a man to masquerade in women’s attire.” Occasional instances of male-to-female (M-F) cross-dressing are documented in Chinese legal archives. Matthew Sommer, a Clayman Institute faculty research fellow and Bowman Family...
Jun 1 2022
Where are the women scribes of the medieval period? At first glance, it might seem as though they never existed. Of the 1,615 scribes listed in work undertaken by scholars and reported in Alison Beach’s Cambridge book, Women as Scribes,only 1 percent, or a scant 16 of them, were women. However, as...

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