Theorizing Motherhood In The Academy 2016

Each Year the Museum of Motherhood works with academic partners and collaborators to create the Annual Academic M.O.M. Conference. This year the conference is pleased to partner with JourMS (the Journal of Mother Studies) for publication of select peer-reviewed content in the field of Mother Studies.

The goal of the conference is to develop interdisciplinary approaches to Mother Studies and encourage information exchanges between thought-pioneers, activists, artists, academics, students on the subject of Motherhood, Fatherhood, and Family Life.

Theorizing Motherhood In The Academy 2016
May 5 – Motherhood Hall of Fame – Columbia Teachers’ College, NYC (Free) 7-9pm
May 6-7 – MOM Conference – Manhattan College

4513 Manhattan College Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10471

What factors, past and present, inform our new ways of understanding motherhood, fatherhood, and notions of family? The conference organizers encourage submissions that provide critical insights into mothering, fathering, and family issues; that draw direct links between theories and/or research findings; or that offer practical approaches to issues facing contemporary mothers and families. The overarching goal of this conference is to provide an environment to explore new ideas and approaches for tackling issues that concern mothers as well as important others who fill a care giving role in the family.


The conference fee which helps to cover our expenses is:  $150 before March 1. ($175 after) Payments are non-refundable- However the museum turns no one away for lack of funds and special student rates apply. (payment link)

The Conference is open to all those students wishing to attend, and we will provide discounted fees to the general public and for those wishing to attend singular panels.

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