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One Mamá’s Dispensable Myths and Indispensable Machines

August 31st, 2009

In her essay, Angelica Duran writes about the machines that get her, a single mother of two, through her graduate program: the computer on which she wrote; the bicycle which carried her, her books, and sometimes her kids from home to school and back again; the movable library shelves, where her young son quickly learned […]

Coming to Terms at Full Term

August 24th, 2009

In September, 2006, Natalie Kertes Weaver submitted her essay, Coming to Terms at Full Term, to be considered for inclusion in Mama, PhD. The essay begins: On my way back to my office, I ran into a colleague, accompanied by her son, a handsome, six-foot tall, high school senior. She smiled at me and said, […]

Caution: Women at Work

December 10th, 2008

Plan to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Tenth Annual Women Studies Colloquium, which will include a reading by Mama, PhD contributors Jennifer Cognard-Black, Della Fenster, and Elisabeth Gruner (Tuesday, March 24, 8:00 P. M.). For more information, visit their website.

A Profile

October 12th, 2008

Elrena and I had the great pleasure of sitting down to talk about motherhood, higher education, and our collaboration on Mama, PhD with Terry Dolson last spring; here’s an excerpt: Back in the late ’80s I was enrolled in an English master’s program. I had done well so far. Since my undergraduate education had been […]

On Publicity

October 12th, 2008

Elrena and I are learning so much about publicity now as we try to spread the word about Mama, PhD, we are guest blogging about it for Cindy Green; check it out: So you’ve written the book. You’ve gotten an offer, you’ve signed the contract, you’ve edited yourself cross-eyed. Now all you have to do […]

More on the Mama, PhD Symposium at UCA

October 8th, 2008

In my essay for Mama, PhD,  “The Bags I Carried,” I describe a couple of the outrageous things people said to me when I was a pregnant faculty member at Stanford, and how isolated I felt, despite my very supportive chair, Andrea Lunsford, and the generally friendly atmosphere of the campus. Outrageous and isolating tend […]

Mama, PhD conference in Arkansas!

September 27th, 2008

Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, Assistant Professor of English, and Dr. Paige Reynolds, Assistant Professor of English, will be hosting a conference on October 6, 2008 at the University of Central Arkansas (Conway) in which they will facilitate a dialogue about issues of gender, motherhood, and academia.  Featured speaker will be Dr. Aeron Haynie, Professor at […]

Question, Question, Who’s Got a Question?

August 5th, 2008

Tedra Osell, aka Bitch PhD, is now fielding questions about combining family and academic life over at the Mama, PhD blog on InsideHigherEd. Click on over and send her your questions; she’s got answers!

Mama, PhD on The Debutante Ball

July 28th, 2008

Months ago, the lovely and talented Gail Konop Baker, a former Literary Mama columnist, invited Elrena and me to guest blog at The Debutante Ball, a group blog for writers publishing their first book. It was a fun post to write — and I hope a fun post to read! Here’s an excerpt from “3,000 […]

The Boston Globe on Work/Family Issues

June 3rd, 2008

First, check out Mama, PhD contributor Rebecca Steinitz’s article titled “The Rest of Us:” Summer vacation looms large among the specters that haunt the 2 a.m. anxiety fests of the working mother. While corporate titans turn to their nannies, and stay-at-home moms schedule swimming-lesson car pools, the rest of us lie awake, trying to figure […]

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