Working Girl to Wonder Woman: Mothering and Meaning Making as Professors and Researchers During COVID-19

Thursday, April 1st, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Event Type: Webinar
Facilitators: Jennifer W. Purcell, Associate Professor of Political Science and Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Social Work and Human Services

Women in the academy, at KSU and nationally, have often contended with the “first shift and the second shift.” Now they must wrestle with the COVID-shift. Thus, whatever room for margin they once had is largely non-existent. The pandemic has at once required women to increase productivity in response to new and increased workloads professionally and personally while simultaneously restricting them in a paused state, treading water, with no clear indication of what is to come. For mothers in the academy, the current state of flux has been thrust upon them, yet perhaps this is an opportunity to redefine roles, expectations, trajectories, and ways to show up in support of one another. Join us to explore how COVID-19 is impacting women in the academy and to discuss strategies for supporting women's wellbeing and addressing the potential career implications, current and long-term.

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