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Valkyrie robot
Feb 13 2018
Do robots have a gender? Or, perhaps more curiously, why do humans feel the need to assign gender to robots? These are just some of the questions that Faculty Research Fellow Allison Okamura, Stanford University professor of mechanical engineering, posited to an enthusiastic audience during her...
Feb 7 2018
How does a writer imbue his characters with a gender, gendered behaviors and attributes, that seem authentic, and not stereotypical, to the reader? How do the social aspects of gender inform the fictional universe of his novel?
#MeToo poster
Jan 22 2018
Gender research is the foundation of feminist activism because it bolsters the movement with empirical data. In tandem with the Clayman Institute’s founding mission of conducting and supporting gender research, the 18-month-long "Breaking the Culture of Sexual Assault" series underscored the...
Jan 22 2018
To call Zerlina Maxwell’s talk on solutions and best practices for combatting sexual assault timely is an understatement.
Jan 19 2018
The culminating speaker of the Clayman Institute’s “Breaking the Culture of Sexual Assault” series, Zerlina Maxwell believes that men are the key to stopping sexual assault. A lawyer by training, as well as a sexual assault survivor and activist, Maxwell boldly pushed back against well-meaning...
Jan 18 2018
“Gendered Innovations,” said current Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow Londa Schiebinger, “is about fixing the numbers of women, fixing the institution, and fixing knowledge.” 
Jan 10 2018
“Three wise women would’ve asked for directions,” joked Stanford Associate Professor of Musicology Heather Hadlock during her Faculty Research Fellows presentation at the Clayman Institute this fall.
Dec 5 2017
This year, the Clayman Institute has launched a new initiative to address the striking underrepresentation of girls and women in STEM. Clayman Institute sociologist and founding director of this initiative Sara Jordan-Bloch named it “Seeds of Change” to reflect the critical imperative of better...
Nov 29 2017
“Can we have an adult conversation?” In her idiosyncratic, charismatic style, Carla Harris broached the tough issues about gender and racial discrimination at work during the Clayman Institute’s annual Jing Lyman Lecture held in early November. Currently, Harris holds the positions of Vice Chairman...
Nov 13 2017
Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research has selected its first cohort of writing fellows in its inaugural year of the new Writing Fellowship program, which aims to educate and train the next generation of feminist leaders in the realm of journalism. The Gender News Feminist Correspondents...

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