Welcome to the history of feminist studies at Stanford!
This exhibit brings together a wide array of information and archival documents relating to the history of feminist and queer studies at Stanford, from the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (formerly the Program in Feminist Studies) to the Clayman Institute for Gender Research (formerly the Center for Research on Women or Institute for Research on Women and Gender) and beyond!
This exhibit offers an in-depth timeline on the history of feminist and queer studies on campus, as well as related activism and communities. For shorter, more specific timelines, check out our pages on the history of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Images of prominent figures in both organizations can be found in the Portrait Gallery, and their newsletters can be found in the Feminist Publications Index.
The exhibit also includes pages detailing the history of the Clayman Institute's iconic Jing Lyman Lecture series and the interdisciplinary Victorian Women class which acted as a precursor to the Feminist Studies Program, as well as views of Feminist Studies via Stanford Daily articles and advertisements.
Finally, the Browse function (or the top right search bar) offers a window into our digitized archival materials: over 2,000 syllabi, lecture recordings, committee notes, and posters to peruse, sorted into a variety of categories.
At most other places, feminist teaching programs came first and research institutes afterward. The reverse is true at Stanford, where a research institute (CROW) emerged years before a formal undergraduate Feminist Studies curriculum."