Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

  • California


589 Capistrano Way
Serra House
United States

About Us

Founded in 1974, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University has put research into action by inspiring innovative solutions that advance gender equality. The Institute operates as an incubator for collaboration, engaging diverse groups of experts and scholars to identify and tackle the next big questions related to gender equality. For decades, its ground-breaking research—both its in-house research and the interdisciplinary gender research it funds—has effected lasting change.

We conduct our research using a gender lens, which allows us to understand how gender shapes our cultures, communities, and lives. Through that lens, we discover novel approaches to advancing equality. 

To accelerate progress and advance knowledge, the Clayman Institute builds upon its remarkable legacy and continues to educate and inspire new generations of feminists in its committment to making the future equal and just for all people. We empower students and scholars in three key ways:

  • Conduct and invest in gender research
  • Mentor students and scholars through fellowships and internships
  • ​Inspire, translate, and amplify gender scholarship

Our vision for the future is one in which all people—women, men, girls, and boys—will have their contributions valued and voices heard.