Stanford Humanities Center names new associate director

Andrea Davies (Photo credit: Sarah Robinson Harrington)

ANDREA DAVIES has been named the new associate director of the Stanford Humanities Center. She will take up the position July 16.

Davies is currently the associate director at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford. She holds a PhD in history, an MA in history and an MA in religious studies from Stanford, as well as a BA in women’s studies and comparative religion from Harvard.

She currently teaches a course in modern American history at Stanford. Her book Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery After the 1906 Disaster (Temple University Press, 2012) examined the social and political disruptions afflicting the city in the wake of the great 1906 earthquake.

At Clayman, Davies published research projects on women in Silicon Valley high-tech companies, venture capitalist perceptions of women entrepreneurs, the history of the “ideal worker” myth and dual-career academic couples at top U.S. research universities.

CAROLINE WINTERER, director of the Humanities Center, praised Davies’ “scholarly background and extensive administrative experience,” as well as the “enthusiasm and energy” that she will bring to the position of associate director.