African American women have commonly experienced the simultaneous realities of mothering and working outside the home. Black mother academics continue to embody multiple marginalities within academia despite their higher educational and economic status. The predominantly patriarchal, racist, elitist, anti family and increasingly capitalist of environment of academia remains a site of struggle and resistance for African American women who also mother.
This volume aims at analyzing the intersecting forms of oppression that are experienced by Black female faculty and scholars who “labor” and “mother” within the academy. We seek submissions that incorporate both theory and narrative. We also encourage submissions that explore various constructions of "mothering” and “being mothered"/mentored which contribute to the experiences of Black women academics.
Interested parties should submit 200-300 word abstract and 2-page CV by September 21, 2009, to Sekile Nzinga-Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Karen Craddock (email@example.com). Drafts of accepted submissions are due by January 15, 2010.
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