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Apr 27 2020
In a forthcoming book co-written with B.R. George of Carnegie Mellon University, Philosophy Professor Ray Briggs interrogates the philosophical assumptions contained within the category of “gender identity.” They examine the impact of those assumptions – both positive and negative – on the lived...
Apr 27 2020
Dr. Pamela Kunz, associate professor of medicine/oncology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, spends her time in both patient care and research, specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and neuroendocrine tumors. Recently, she has turned her research skills onto her own...
Apr 27 2020
As a young adult, Diamond Collier was fired from two different jobs.    “I was in a situation where I had custody of my [younger] brother, I was working, and I was fired from a job because I was trans,” Collier said. “Got another job. Fired from it because I was trans. Here in California, you have...
Feb 24 2020
An exploration of artificial intelligence and musical composition may seem like a modern question, but Dr. Patricia Alessandrini found the beginnings of the idea in the 19th century. “Ada Lovelace is credited with the first published imaginings of AI-assisted composition,” Alessandrini said. She...
Jan 29 2020
One of the most pressing issues for graduate students at Stanford is the rising cost of dependent health care. Between 2013 and 2019, the monthly premium to insure a dependent spouse and two children increased by 80 percent, from $496/month to $893/month. Most graduate students’ stipends place a...
Jan 27 2020
Jia Tolentino is now a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of the acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror(2019), but in 2010, sitting in an internet café in Kyrgyzstan, she almost gave up writing for good. 
Jan 27 2020
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...
Jan 27 2020
In Susan Fisk’s current sociology research, she has partnered with colleagues in computer science to look at how “lightweight interventions” can increase the number of women in computer science. In describing one such intervention – asking professors to email positive feedback to their students...
Jan 27 2020
Women are gathered around a table in a small tea room. They tell jokes, and laugh with ease. They share cake in celebration of their birthdays and children’s graduation. Yet this is no ordinary meeting of friends. These women wash, recite over, and shroud the deceased. Beyond the walls that shelter...
Dec 17 2019
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...

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