Mama PhD: Women write about motherhood and academic life

Hi all – here is an announcement of another new book – focused on combining motherhood with academia, edited by Caroline Grant and Erlena Evans.  There are a couple of blogs associated with it – and the site announced below.

Dear all,

We’re writing to let you know about an exciting new development for Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life! is launching a new Mama PhD blog, and seven of the book’s contributors — Libby Gruner, Megan Kajitani, Susan Bassow, Dana Campbell, Liz Stockwell, Anjalee Nadkarni and Della Fenster — will be blogging regularly for them.  This is a terrific opportunity to bring the discussion of academic work/ family life balance issues out of the book, into the blogosphere and from there into classrooms and campus administrative offices.
Please check out the blog at, leave your comments, and send questions to Megan, who will be writing a weekly advice column (for now, write to; the blog will soon list a more direct address). And then please spread the word! Tell your friends, add the link to your blogroll, and help us build an audience for our bloggers.

Also, in case you missed it, the Berkeley grad student newsletter had a nice write-up of the book, with special mention of our Berkeley alums, Rebecca Steinitz and Angelica Duran. You can read the piece at

The book is available for pre order now at Amazon and other online book sellers; we are starting to schedule readings and campus events for the Fall — we’d love to come to your community, so let us know if you’d like to set something up!

all the best,
Caroline and Elrena


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