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Mama, PhD : women write about motherhood and academic life

Mama, PhD : women write about motherhood and academic life

Author: Elrena Evans; Caroline Grant
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Every year, American universities publish glowing reports stating their commitment to diversity, often showing statistics of female hires as proof of success. Yet, academic life remains overwhelmingly a man's world and the presence of women, specifically those with children, in the ranks of tenured faculty has not increased in a generation. This anthology explores the continued inequality of the sexes in higher  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mama, PhD.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007033808
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elrena Evans; Caroline Grant
ISBN: 9780813544984 081354498X 1281776580 9781281776587 9786611776589 6611776583
OCLC Number: 276270116
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 262 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The conversation / Jamie Warner --
In medias res / Sonya Huber --
Scholar, negated / Jessica Smartt Gullion --
Student/body / Sheila Squillante --
On being Phyllis's daughter : thoughts on academic intimacy / Laura Levitt --
Engineering motherhood / Jennifer Eyre White --
The wire mother / Susan O'Doherty --
Fitting in / Elrena Evans --
Motherhood after tenure : confessions of a late bloomer / Aeron Haynie --
First day of school / Amy Hudock --
Boards and a passion : on theatre, academia, and the art of failure / Anjalee Deshpande Nadkarni --
Living (!) a life I never planned / Rosemarie Emanuele --
Coming to terms at full term / Natalie Kertes Weaver --
One mamá's dispensable myths and indispensable machines / Angelica Duran --
That mommy thing / Alissa McElreath --
Failure to progress : what having a baby taught me about Aristotle, advanced degrees, developmental delays, and other natural disasters / Irena Auerbuch Smith --
Infinite calculations / Della Fenster --
I stand here teaching : Tillie Olsen and maternity in the classroom / Julia Lisella --
The facts, the stories / Leah Bradshaw --
I am not a head on a stick : on being a teacher and a doctor and a mommy / Elisabeth Rose Gruner --
Lip service / Jennifer Cognard-Black --
Body double / Leslie Leyland Fields --
The long and winding road / Jean Kazez --
The bags I carried / Caroline Grant --
Of the boys / Martha Ellis Crone --
Free to be--
mom and me : finding my complicated truth as an academic daughter / Megan Pincus Kajitani --
Nontraditional academics : at home with children and a PhD / Susan Bassow, Dana Campbell, Liz Stockwell --
A great place to have a baby / Rebecca Steinitz --
Recovering academic / Jennifer Margulis --
The orange kangaroo / Nicole Cooley and Julia Spicher Kasdorf --
Ideal mama, ideal worker : negotiating guilt and shame in academe / Jean-Anne Sutherland --
In theory/in practice : on choosing children and the academy / Lisa Harper --
Motherhood is easy; graduate school is hard / Tedra Osell --
Momifesto : affirmations for the academic mother / Cynthia Kuhn [and others] --
In dreams begin possibilities--or, anybody have time for a change? / Judith Sanders.
Responsibility: edited by Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant.


A collection of essays, which explore the continued inequality of the sexes in higher education and suggest changes that could make universities more family-friendly workplaces. It addresses topics  Read more...


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