upRising 2020

Online Edition

November 2020


Welcome to upRising

First launched nine years ago, the Clayman Institute's upRising magazine provides updates on the Institute's core activities: conducting gender research, providing feminist mentorship, and translating research. This year, the Clayman Institute has continued to do almost all of its usual activities, with adaptations to suit the COVID-19 era. Of course, this product itself – upRising magazine – normally would be shipped in an envelope to your office or home, where you could display it on a table or share with a colleague. However, we can now employ video and interactivity, and you can share in new ways. Read on to learn more about how the Clayman Institute is relying on resiliency and flexibility, as well as your support, to continue our work. 


Conducting Gender Research

"Within a larger institution dedicated to research, I have always considered the study of gender and equity to be critically important. That’s especially true today, with so many questions about how COVID-19 is impacting women in their professional lives, their families and their safety. We can’t slow down for a moment on the vital work of gender research."

Michelle R. Clayman

Advisory Council Chair


In March 2020, we packed up our laptops and a few papers and headed home to await further instructions. Fellows, staff and students alike quickly made the transition to working from home. We are proud of the flexibility they have shown, and almost all Clayman Institute programs have continued.</