NEMLA 2017 -- Reports From Academic Moms on Life-Hacking the Ph.D-Career-Kid Matrix (Roundtable)

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Call for Papers
September 30, 2016
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Literature, Languages, Humanities, Popular Culture Studies


Submissions due online at NEMLA site by Sept 30, 2016, for NEMLA in Baltimore MD, 23-26 March 2017.

Work-Life Balance? How do you fit a family into an academic career? Are any areas of academia working with us to support us becoming both Dr. and Mom? Have you been met with encouragement and positive mentoring, or have eyes rolled when you shared pregnancy plans or news? Reports from the trenches welcome from solo moms, single/divorced moms, and married moms. Share strategies and perspectives on bringing kids to conferences, or finishing ambitious research and writing projects while raising young people. 
A roundtable discussion on how women with kids manage and thrive in academia. Are women getting support on the road to becoming Dr. and Mom? Or are we ignoring: a chronic lack of mentorship; negative administrative policies; and even outdated, patriarchal, institutionalized expectations of who gets to succeed? Personal experiences good and bad are welcome, as are moms of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences.
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Amy Friedman, Temple University, Philadelphia PA USA

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