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Research Overview

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The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University believes in the power of gender research to lead to gender equality. 

Our investment in gender research includes both our own original research projects and our support of the gender-related research of postdoctoral students, graduate students, and faculty through a range of fellowships and convening interdisciplinary seminars and conferences. The scope of our dedication to advancing gender equality through the power of gender research extends beyond the walls of Attneave House to the far corners of Stanford's seven schools—we fund and incubate gender research from the Medical School to the Graduate School of Business. Our support for gender research even extends beyond Stanford, through our guest lectures, conferences, symposia, and other programmatic events, which welcome leading gender researchers from around the world.

Together, our research, lectures, events, and fellowships, contribute to our understanding of the barriers to equality and that inform solutions for change.

Gender Equality in 2019: What is it Going to Take to Get us There?

Gender Equality Symposium

In this May 2019 symposium, panelists take on gender equality today, what progress has been made in the last two decades, and what barriers prevent additional change. They provide a new understanding of the durability of inequality as well as actionable steps to generate equality in their organizations and communities.

Panelists include Professor Shelley Correll, Stanford sociologist; Professor Erin Cech, University of Michigan sociologist; Professor Adina Sterling, Stanford organizational behavior scholar; and Professor David Pedulla, Stanford sociologist. Correll designed the symposium in celebration of her ninth and final year as director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

Breaking the Culture of Sexual Assault

Clayman Institute researchers are conducting original research on sexual assault and gender-based violence to uncover and understand the root causes of gender violence.

For our reporting on the theme of sexual assault and our "Breaking the Culture of Sexual Assault" symposium series, check out these Gender News articles: