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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...
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...
Dec 17 2019
(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.  
Dec 17 2019
Clayman Institute Director Adrian Daub, a professor of German studies and comparative literature, recommends a wide-ranging list from his reading in 2019. The selections include fiction, nonfiction, essay collections and memoir, and include authors speaking this year at Stanford. Pictured: Trick...
Dec 17 2019
Evette Dionne, editor-in-chief at Bitch Media, asserts people “reduce a credible allegation, an accusation against someone who has harmed someone else” to gossip as a way to “delegitimize it and undermine it, and make it seem as if it’s simply a rumor with no weight and no truth to it.” 
Nov 19 2019
Alexander Chee, author of the 2018 essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, admits he “never wanted to lift the curtain” and learn about the life of a writer. “I never wanted to know,” he says. “I was always content to only have the book.” However, he found interviewers asking if...
Nov 18 2019
Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you start your academic career, and what inspired you to pursue sociology?
Nov 11 2019
Inspired by her personal experience and the barriers she faced when she decided to start a family, Dr. Rebecca Bernert, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, founding director of the Suicide Prevention Research Laboratory, and Clayman Institute faculty research fellow, has now...
Aug 26 2019
I am writing my final note to say farewell to the Institute and hello to my new role as a Clayman Institute alumna. After 10-plus years, I am moving on.    I joined the Institute in 2008 during an economic downturn and at the end of one director’s term and the beginning of the next. And now, as...

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