Park, Black, Carr, and Lowrey Present at Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement

Posted on 4/17/2019 4:41:43 PM

On April 13, 2019, Gloria Park and Laurel Black (professors in English) and Mellissa Carr and Kris Lowrey (PhD candidates in Composition and Applied Linguistics) spoke at Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Their panel presentations focused on “Mothering and the Academy: Four Mother-Teacher-Scholars’ Journeys” and responded to the following questions:

  1. Who are we as mother-teacher-scholars in the academy?
    1. What normative practices have we encountered in the academy, and how have they influenced us emotionally, physically, and psychologically?
    2. In what ways have we overcome them and been strategic about navigating them?
  2. How can the academy create an environment that supports us in our identities as mother-teacher-scholars?

Department of English