Between 1970 and 1985, HDS changed from an almost exclusively male institution into a school with a majority of women students and a commitment to gender analysis. A panel of those who propelled the women’s studies revolution follow its reverberations into the twenty-first century during a discussion that took place during HDS's bicentennial celebration.
The panel was introduced by Ann Braude, director of the HDS Women's Studies in Religion Program. It was moderated by Margaret R. Miles, Bussey Professor of Theology at HDS, 1978–1996. The panelists were Katie Geneva Cannon, Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Ethics, Union Presbyterian Seminar, Karen L. King, HDS Hollis Professor of Divinity, and Ping Yao, Professor of History and director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program, California State University, Los Angeles.