Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out
Posted Jul 07 2008 7:12pm
Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out Edited by Emily Monosson & published by Cornell University Press 978-0-8014-4664-1 232 pages
I recently contributed to this wonderful book that includes 34 stories from women who have juggled both their careers in science with the 24/7 demands of raising children. These are challenges many of us have to face regardless of whether we are seeking tenure in a philosophy department, working in a lab, or teaching part-time. There is strength in numbers, and strength in letting our voices be heard. We don't whine, but we do discuss some of the personal and institutional barriers that need to come down in order for women to feel supported in their careers and in raising the next generation. Another goal of the book was to encourage more women to join the discussion and advocate for meaningful change. You can contribute by adding your two cents to thebook's blog.
Amazonis selling it at a great discount. The editor and authors would welcome reviews of the book for blogs, journals, etc. If you are a book reviews editor and want a review copy, please contact: Jennifer A Longley firstname.lastname@example.org at Cornell University Press.
Contributors: A. Pia Abola, biochemist, writer, and editor Caroline (Cal) Baier-Anderson, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Environmental Defense Joan S. Baizer, University at Buffalo Stefi Baum, Rochester Institute of Technology Aviva Brecher, U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts Teresa Capone Cook, American Heritage Academy Carol B. de Wet, Franklin & Marshall College Kimberly D'Anna, University of Wisconsin-Madison Anne Douglass, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Elizabeth Douglass, Scripps Institute of Oceanography Katherine Douglass, George Washington University Deborah Duffy, University of Pennsylvania Rebecca A. Efroymson, U.S. government research laboratory Suzanne Epstein, Food and Drug Administration Kim M. Fowler, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Debra Hanneman, Whitehall Geogroup, Inc. and Earthmaps.com Deborah Harris, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Andrea L. Kalfoglou, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Marla S. McIntosh, University of Maryland Marilyn Wilkey Merritt, George Washington University Emily Monosson, toxicologist and writer Heidi Newberg, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rachel Obbard, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, England Catherine O'Riordan, Consortium for Ocean Leadership Nanette J. Pazdernik, independent author and molecular biologist Devin Reese, National Science Resources Center Marie Remiker (pseudonym) Deborah Ross, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Christine Seroogy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Marguerite Toscano, independent geoscientist, writer, and editor Gina D. Wesley-Hunt, Montgomery College Theresa M. Wizemann, Merck & Co., Inc. Sofia Refetoff Zahed, University of Wisconsin-Madison Gayle Barbin Zydlewski, Cove Brook Watershed Council, Maine; University of Maine