Kate Clancy

Kate Clancy

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Kate Clancy is a feminist scientist who specialises in how environmental stressors affect menstrual cycles. She is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, where her research and policy advocacy work also focus on sexual harassment in science and academia, racial and LGBTQ harassment, and underexplored topics like how vaccine and drug treatment trials ignore the menstrual cycle. She has addressed Congress on the sexual harassment of women in STEM as well as consulted on two bills on sexual harassment in science. Her book Period: The Real Story of Menstruation blends history, personal experience and science to challenge many of the myths and false assumptions that have defined the study of the uterus.