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In Theory/In Practice: On Choosing Children and the Academy

September 9th, 2009

Mama, PhD owes its existence in many ways to Literary Mama, the website through which coeditors Caroline and Elrena first met, and Lisa Harper’s contribution, In Theory/In Practice: On Choosing Children and the Academy, also originated in a Literary Mama conversation. Lisa had published an essay in Literary Reflections, the section of Literary Mama that […]

Enter to win a copy of Mama, PhD!

August 26th, 2009

My friend and fellow mama-writer, one of the most savvy internet book marketing women I know, Christina Katz, is once again running her Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway where she gives away one book or magazine subscription every day in September. On September 25th, I’m delighted that Mama, PhD will be included in a trio of […]

Mama, PhD at UC Riverside

May 19th, 2009

A nice piece today in the Press-Enterprise about the women who organized our event at UC Riverside: In 2006, Cassandra Vasquez, a UC Riverside graduate student researcher, was shocked she didn’t qualify for maternity leave and surprised how little information there was on campus for soon-to-be mothers. When seeking advice, a university official told her […]

Mama, PhD coming to UC Riverside

May 12th, 2009

I’m looking forward to speaking at UC Riverside next week with contributors Dana Campbell and Aeron Haynie; the local paper has written this article about the upcoming event: “[The organizers] wrote letters to Chancellor Timothy White, Dean of Graduate Division Joseph Childers, the Graduate Student Council and the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate in […]

Mama, PhD on the radio!

May 4th, 2009

Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Binnie Klein for her radio show on WPKN (Bridgeport); for those of you who weren’t able to listen live, click here to listen to the archive of the show online.

The Career Coach Is In!

April 30th, 2009

Dr. Susan O’Doherty, a clinical psychologist, contributor to Mama, PhD, and author of Getting Unstuck without Coming Unglued: A Woman’s Guide to Unblocking Creativity is now answering questions on the Mama, PhD blog at Inside Higher Ed. Write her at with your questions about any aspect of parenting, graduate school, and pursuing a career […]

University of Richmond Panel

April 23rd, 2009

Thanks to the technology folks at the University of Richmond, those of you who missed our recent reading and panel discussion can now watch it on YouTube. Jennifer Cognard-Black, Della Fenster, Caroline Grant, and Libby Gruner all read from their essays and answered questions. Check it out:

Mama, PhD at UC Riverside!

April 22nd, 2009

May 20th, 3-6 PM Room 367 of the HUB (Highlander Union Building, formerly known as the commons) Join Dana Campbell, Caroline Grant and Aeron Haynie for a reading and panel discussion. The presentation will be followed by pizza, book signing, and information booths on campus resources for parents (child development center, student health center insurance, […]

Mama, PhD in the Feminist Review

April 17th, 2009

The Feminist Review has published a short piece on Mama, PhD; check it out: But make no mistake: this collection is an unequivocal critique of the infrastructure—or lack thereof—in place for women who want to explore their identities as both mothers and intellectuals. The joint essay “Nontraditional Academics” issues a call for women who leave […]

Mama, PhD on the radio!

March 15th, 2009

Tune in Thursday, March 19th, at 10:30 AM (EST) to listen to coeditor Caroline Grant speaking about Mama, PhD with radio host Binnie Klein on WPKN, or via iTunes’ Public Radio.

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