Friday, June 13, 2008

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out
Edited by Emily Monosson & published by Cornell University Press
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 the book's blog.

Amazon is 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 at Cornell University Press.

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
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

1 comment:

Linda MacDonald Glenn said...

Very cool, Andrea~!