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Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life Paperback – May 19, 2008
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And that's where this book comes in. As the Introduction explains, "With no easy solution for the struggles they encounter, women take a variety of different approaches as they attempt to reconcile family and academy." The essays anthologized are real women sharing their stories of bringing together both hemispheres, the Mama and the PhD; of women who have chosen to put one on hold for the sake of the other, and of women still deciding. They talk candidly of the difficulties and the sacrifices, and share how they've come to terms with their decisions regarding motherhood and the academy. There are stories of women who have not only not chosen, but have brought the two halves of themselves together into a whole. The last section of the book, "Momifesto", shares brighter hopes for change and a new future for the Mama, PhDs. And in the essay with the same title, women considering this balancing act will be encouraged by the compilation of ten things the authors wished they'd known.Read more ›
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I HATE THIS BOOK! Having just started my PhD and knowing that motherhood is on the way, I bought this book looking for insight on how other academic moms have grappled with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Diana Ouellette
I highly recommend this book to everyone, who is afraid that of having children being in academia. This book is very inspiring regardless your decision to stay in academia or find... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Anastassiya Zidkova
I wanted to love Mama PhD but I found this book a very hard slog. I would pick it up, determined to enjoy it, but found myself struggling to identify with any of the stories. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Mel Woods
The essays are well edited, and written by women with myriad perspectives on motherhood - mothers, women who may or may not be mothers in the future, daughters, and everyone in... Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by Angela M Anderson
This book has been very insightful and helpful to me being a Mom trying to juggle my academic career and raise a child. Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Stephanie Gentry
I'm a phd candidate, ABD, with two small children, ages three and 8-months. I read this book cover-to-cover. Read morePublished on April 5, 2010 by Cosmologist jisungah
Mama, Ph.D. is a collection of essays from women who have journeyed through academia. It explores the different experiences of mothers who have pursued gradate school and... Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I'm not a mama in academia, but it is amazing how many similarities working in the corporate world has with the experiences of the women who contribute to this anthology. Read morePublished on July 4, 2008 by R. Katz