We are adult educators, research scholars and mothers seeking joy in raising our families while engaged in academia. We met on LinkedIn and found a deeply powerful shared research area and experience, which led our coming together to create this blog.

Mother Academic / Academic Mother is a resource examining research and experiences in adult education, qualitative methodologies, gender, and popular culture.

Our current purpose is two-fold:

1. To support, nurture and educate our community about the multifaceted aspects of parenting, specifically motherhood/mothering in academia.

2. To create a resource and space for the growing community of educators and learners interested in sharing their voices about motherhood and mothering through research, dialogue and reflections.


3 thoughts on “About

  1. I am so thrilled to have found this site. I love the reflections, as I can relate to them on many levels, and I really appreciate the research element that you provide here. Once I put a dent in my reading list & coding work this week, I look forward to reading the scholarship that you link to in the “Dr. Mama” section of the site. I have been collecting narratives of parents in academia for a site that I have been working on, but it doesn’t provide nearly the amount of depth & texture that you offer in this space! Many thanks for your work here. I look forward to following along as I navigate the role(s) of “mother academic / academic mother.”

    Posted by Jennifer | June 23, 2014, 2:18 pm
  2. Jennifer, welcome! So happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the site. We would definitely be interested in hearing about the narratives you are collecting if you would like to share a link to them. Good luck with the reading and coding!

    Posted by A. S. CohenMiller | June 23, 2014, 6:40 pm
  3. The site is still pretty minimal (hoping to add to it over the next couple of weeks), but here’s the link to the narratives. I’m editing another narrative re: adopting during grad school that should be up in the next few days. Thanks for your interest!

    Posted by Jennifer | June 26, 2014, 1:50 pm

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