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A. S. CohenMiller

A. S. CohenMiller has written 17 posts for Mother Academic / Academic Mother

Did I forget something? Thesis writing – Part I

Did you grow up thinking that you would end up writing a book? If you’re working on your thesis, that’s what you’re doing, writing a book. Whoo hoo! From start to end, that’s what you’re doing and it explains why it can be a challenge. But with a few tips, your “book” (thesis) can provide exceptional … Continue reading

Moving beyond competition after graduation

I recently wrote a post about my experiences in responding to questions after graduation, the “so, how are you?” and “what are you doing now?” Imagine it. You recently graduated with a doctorate having put in numerous years and huge amounts of effort in academic pursuits ranging from conferences, presentations, to the final dissertation and … Continue reading

Creating a Vision for the New Year

I was recently confronted with a new way to think about the New Year. Instead of resolutions—the things we dislike about our lives/ourselves that we want to change—how about a paradigm shift into “creating our vision” for 2015? So what is my vision for 2015? As it turns out, I had a chance to think … Continue reading

Interviewing for academic jobs …with kids

What do you do when you have a child and are invited to an interview away from home? Here’s an excerpt from my post on InsideHigherEd: “So when the day came that the phone call arrived from my desired department offering an on-campus interview, I was ready to leave immediately and jump as high as … Continue reading

Helping our students. Remembering we don’t control it all.

As a mother, there are times where empathy and being nurturing come naturally and can be applied in a useful manner to helping our students. However, as Claire Shaw in the Higher Education section of the Guardian points out in “How academics can help ensure students’ well-being“, being approachable can lead towards difficulties where we … Continue reading

Gender Problem in Academia Tip of Iceberg

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
Readers often find the concluding section of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tales, titled “Historical Notes,” somewhat disjointed—if readers continue to the section at all. While these final pages are important to helping readers understand many of the nuances of the narrative constituting most of the novel, “Historical Notes”…

2 Essential Tips to Move from Too Many Words to Just Right

There are times like today, where I’m working on a submission to a conference,  I suddenly saw (when I checked my word count) I am much more verbose than I realized. Unlike many other conferences, this particular one wants a full narrative essay. So, I’ve been arranging my time and organizing my materials, adding more, … Continue reading

Call for Papers: Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture

  Proposals are now being accepted for the newly established section area, Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture. In this inaugural session of the the 36th Annual Conference of Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 11-14, 2015. We are looking for papers that address mothers, motherhood, … Continue reading

Using sensory ethnography to understand the construction of ‘mothering’ (via Social Theory Applied + Scoop.it)

“I am currently in the write up phase of my PhD and through writing my ethnographic chapters I am faced with the challenge of transferring a theoretical approach I learned in the field through to my writing style and analysis. I set out in my doctoral fieldwork to discover how women’s self-identi… Continue reading

Fear of Stigma Lingers About Use of Family-Friendly Policies (via Chronicle + Scoop.it)

Some female professors say being a mother can still hobble a career. Continue reading

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