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Gender News Articles: History

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...
photo of Attneave House exterior
Feb 27 2019 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, History
Stanford is honoring two distinguished alumnae – Sally Ride, a physicist and the first American woman in space, and Carolyn Lewis Attneave, an internationally renowned scholar and psychologist who was instrumental in creating the field of Native American mental health – by renaming two campus...
photo of dancer Azurie posed with hand over head
Feb 8 2019 | Posted In: Art and Literature, History
In Bollywood films from the 1930s to 1990s, women dancers often appeared as central figures. Usha Iyer, assistant professor of film and media studies, studies the unexcavated histories of Hindi cinema’s dancing women, constructing a corporeal history that allows a better understanding of not only...

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