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Faculty Reads: The Parent Track: Timing, Balance and Choice in Academia
Start Date: 4/25/2018Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 4/25/2018End Time: 1:30 PM

Event Description:

Join us for Faculty Reads, featuring one of the authors of The Parent Track: Timing, Balance, and Choice in Academia, edited by Christina DeRoche and Ellie D. Berger and published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

The Parent Track provides an in-depth understanding of parenting in academia, from diverse perspectives – gender, age, race/ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation – and at different phases of a parent’s academic career. This collection not only arrives at a comprehensive understanding of parenthood and academia: it reveals the shifting ideologies surrounding the challenges of negotiating work and family balance in this context.

Tarah Brookfield, associate professor, history; Youth and Children’s Studies will help lead our discussion. Brookfield is the author of the chapter “He Told me ‘Babies Sleep’: Expectations and Realities about Maternity Leave Productivity.”

Register for the event.

Start reading any time. An e-book copy of The Parent Track is available borrow from the Library by clicking here.
You can also borrow a copy of this book from the Laurier Library. Discounted copies are available for purchase in the bookstore, Waterloo campus.

This is a joint effort of the Library and WLU Press. We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Please contact either of us to discuss accommodation.

Contact Information:
Name: Debbie Chaves
Email: dchaves@wlu.ca
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  • WLU Press
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