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2024 Cubberley Lecture: Bonnie Garmus

Past Event Highlights

Photo of Bonnie Garmus and Christine Wotipka sitting on stage looking out to the audience
Past events highlights

2024 Cubberley Lecture: Bonnie Garmus

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Headshot of Bonnie Garmus next to book titled "Lessons in Chemistry"

An Evening with Bonnie Garmus

Author, Lessons in Chemistry

A fireside chat moderated by: Professor Christine Min Wotipka, MA '99, PhD '01.

The Cubberley Lecture took place on May 2, 2024 at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford

Article by Olivia Peterkin, “Author Bonnie Garmus shares her recipe for more gender equity in the sciences, at Stanford GSE event”

“Courage is the root of change—and change is what we’re chemically designed to do.”

What can we do to build more inclusive and respectful learning environments and experiences in the sciences? How can families and educators prepare young people to see themselves in any profession that inspires them regardless of social expectations? Where does the responsibility for change start? Author Bonnie Garmus and Associate Professor Christine Min Wotipka explored these and other timeless and timely questions.


BONNIE GARMUS is the author of Lessons in Chemistry, a number-one global bestseller and winner of several national and international awards, including Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year, Hay Festival’s Book of the Year, Goodreads Choice Award Debut of the Year, British Book Awards Author of the Year, Waterstones Author of the Year, Books Are My Bag Author of the Year Award, and Readers’ Choice Award, Germany and Australia’s Booksellers Book of the Year, Australia’s International Book of the Year, and many more. It was also selected by Queen Camilla for the Queen’s Reading Room and has been on the New York TimesSunday Times, and Der Spiegel bestseller lists for nearly two years. Currently published in forty-two territories, it has sold almost seven million copies. 

in conversation with:

Christine Min Wotipka

CHRISTINE MIN WOTIPKA, MA '99, PhD '01, Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology, Director, ICE/IEPA Master's Programs, Resident Fellow, EAST House

Wotipka’s research focuses on gender, diversity, leadership, and higher education and has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Spencer Foundation

Stanford Graduate School of Education is grateful to the following Stanford partners and co-sponsors for making this program possible:

Stanford Storytelling Project, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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