Celebrating a recent name change, the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) has expanded its offerings to graduate students with the introduction of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. minor.
Londa Schiebinger, professor of history and the former director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, was recently awarded an honorary degree from Vrije Universiteit Brussel for her work founding Stanford’s Gendered Innovations project. The Daily sat down with Schiebinger to discuss her award-winning scholarship, the roots of her interest in gender and history and the sexism in the Barbie Doll’s first words.
After a tumultuous fall for several new fall dramas (soapy series “Revenge” has found ratings success while the much-hyped “Playboy Club” is already cancelled, and “Pan Am’s performance has been turbulent) two networks are rolling the dice on series based on fairytales. The shows, “Once Upon A Time” and “Grimm,” use similar source material in very different ways–and with mixed results.
Rising to the top: Cecilia Ridgeway’s path to the presidency of the American Sociological Association
“Go ahead and take a seat,” said sociology professor Cecilia Ridgeway, motioning to a vacant seat in her office in McClatchy Hall. The room was stereotypically professorial, cramped and dimly lit, shelves filled to the brim with books.