The first part in a series of posts focused on mothers who work in higher education. When a call for papers came for a collection about mothers and COVID-19, I knew I had to contribute as much discussion and research as well as many personal stories had already been shared with me.
The inequity and unattainable demands mothers and caretakers faced during the pandemic were recurring themes and the story I wrote is published in full here at the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement and will be shared at University of Venus at Inside Higher Ed in multiple posts the first of which is shared today.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, people’s lives suddenly changed, and many faced severely unjust experiences. This article focuses on one such group—mothers who work in higher education.
It draws on research and informal discussions with women across Asia, Europe, Australia, and the United States. It is a story about the fictional characters, Li and Laura, but is informed by international research about mothers in academia with children learning at home during these unprecedented times.
For Li living in Asia, she felt the stress of the world when the […]