Faculty Reads - The Parent Track

Apr 25, 2018 - 1:00 to 2:30
Robert Langen Art Gallery

“The Parent Track: Timing, Balance, and Choice in Academia” Edited by Christina DeRoche and Ellie D. Berger published by the 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 negotiation work and family balance in this context.

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

Start reading any time. An e-book copy of The Parent Track is available borrow from the Library by clicking here. You can borrow a copy of this book from the Laurier Library. Discounted copies are available for purchase in the bookstore, Waterloo campus. Registrants to this event will gain access to several chapters of the book through the Laurier Library.

Faculty Reads is a book club initiative that brings together Faculty members and other interested members of our community to read and discuss notable books with a specific bearing on our teaching, research and institutional environment.

Questions? Contact Debbie Chaves dchaves@wlu.ca or 3417 or Clare Hitchens chitchens@wlu.ca or x 2665

We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Please contact me to discuss accommodation.