. . . it is academic administrators and colleagues who should read this book as an important step toward changing perceptions and attitudes. Collectively the essays provide many reminders about just how difficult life in the academy can be for anyone who deviates from the masculine "ideal worker" norm.
--The Journal of Higher Education
Bassett's collection effectively conveys the diverse range of experiences throughout the academy. . . . Among other things, the collection makes one reflect anew upon the centuries-long silence of academic fathers on the subject of parenthood, an effective and devastating separation of public and private life.
--Women's Review of Books
About the Author
Rachel Hile Bassett received her Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on early modern English literature, in particular the poetry of Edmund Spenser. She and her husband live in Lawrence, Kansas, with their two children.