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Mama, PhD Reading at University Press Books
2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Thursday, November 13th, 6 PM

"All those sleepless nights and dirty diapers and baby food in your hair — where’s the discursive construction of motherhood when you need it?"
--Catherine Newman

Higher Education could be an enormously family-friendly environment, a model for other workplaces, but the academy is failing, and women are leaving. Join contributors to Mama, PhD -- Caroline Grant, Lisa Harper, Jennifer Eyre White and Irena Smith -- in a reading and conversation about the challenges and joys of trying to reconcile body and brain as they navigate academic careers.

For more information, please visit Mama, PhD.


Caroline M. Grant served on the editorial board of Literary Mama for over ten years, including five as Editor-in-Chief. She is currently Associate Director of the Sustainable Arts Foundation, which provides grants to writers and artists with children.

She is the co-editor of two anthologies: The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat (Roost Books, 2013) and Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Her column, Mama at the Movies, ran on Literary Mama for six years; she has published essays in a number of other journals and anthologies.

She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons; she writes about food and family on her blog and at Learning to Eat. Visit her website for more information, including clips from her radio and television events.

Caroline is former editor-in-chief for Literary Mama.


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