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Apr 25 2019
“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...
Apr 19 2019 | Humanities & Sciences
Two new professorships elevate Stanford’s leadership role in promoting research on the root causes and societal implications of gender bias and in partnering with private and public organizations to design and implement practical solutions. Read full story at Stanford School of  Humanities and...
Mar 15 2019
In recent years, organizations have begun taking a more proactive stance toward increasing diversity. To this end, they employ a variety of efforts often aimed at boosting the representation of women and racial minorities, including developing training programs, changing hiring and evaluation...
Feb 27 2019
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...
Feb 8 2019
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...
Feb 8 2019
In a time when women’s voting turnout in India has experienced remarkable growth, political parties may be missing an important opportunity. What would happen if their political messages specifically target women? Clayman Institute Faculty Fellow Saad Gulzar, assistant professor of political...
Jan 26 2019
Celebration of Eleanor Maccoby’s Life Delivered by Myra Strober Professor Emerita, Stanford Graduate School of Education and Graduate School of Business Founding Director of Center for Research on Women (now the Clayman Institute for Gender Research)
Jan 9 2019
Each year, the Graduate Dissertation Fellowship is awarded to one to three outstanding Stanford doctoral students who are engaged in research on women or gender. Fellowships provide financial support for top gender scholars as they complete their dissertations, while encouraging interdisciplinary...
Dec 14 2018
What skills or characteristics make someone an excellent scientist or engineer? For former Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Erin Cech, answering this question is integral to understanding issues of diversity and inclusion in STEM. Cech, an assistant professor of sociology at the University...
Aug 10 2018
“Is the contemporary US hedge fund industry like a feudal aristocracy?” This was one of the lively questions that arose during the final 2017-2018 Faculty Fellows lunch at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Megan Tobias Neely, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clayman Institute, presented her...

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