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Gender News Articles: History

Jun 3 2020 | Posted In: Feminism, History, Work and Organizations
Since March 2020, over 33 million people in the United State have filed jobless claims. When 42 states required all but essential workers to stay home, mass furloughs and layoffs ensued and unemployment surged from 4.4% to 14.7%.
Jan 27 2020 | Posted In: Activism, Feminism, History, Law
Karen Offen, a senior scholar of the Clayman Institute, agreed to a question and answer interview with Gender News to share her research on women's suffrage in the U.S. and Europe.  The recepient of many fellowships and grants, including Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and NEH, she holds an honorary...
Dec 17 2019 | Posted In: History, Sexual Assault
In the last decade, increasing numbers of women have spoken out about sexual violence in public forums. As a historian, Estelle Freedman, a Clayman Institute faculty research fellow and the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History, wanted to know how often women had vocalized their...
Dec 17 2019 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History
(Excerpted from Stanford News)   Marilyn Yalom, a pioneering scholar in gender studies and former lecturer in the Modern Thought and Literature Program, passed away in Palo Alto on Nov. 20, 2019. She was 87.  
photo of vintage steering wheel
Apr 25 2019 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, History
“Picture the open road.” For many, the automobile is associated with freedom. But how does the social and cultural meaning of the automobile change when analyzed from the perspective of African-American drivers? Dr. Allyson Hobbs, associate professor of American history, director of African and...

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