Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life

Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life

Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life

Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life

Synopsis

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 education and suggests changes that could make universities more family-friendly workplaces. Candid, provocative, and sometimes with a wry sense of humor, the essays speak to and offer support for any woman attempting to combine work and family.
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