Performing, passing, and covering motherhood in academic spaces: A heartful autoethnography

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Abstract

This study applies heartful autoethnography to demonstrate the performance of being a mother in academia. As such, the article addresses (1) motherhood versus mothering, (2) the concepts of presentation of self, passing, and covering, (3) systematic bias mothers face in academic spaces, and (4) the ultimate costs of covering motherhood in academia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97
Number of pages114
JournalLearning Landscapes
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2020

Keywords

  • equity
  • inclusion
  • higher education
  • gender
  • motherhood
  • research
  • autoethnography
  • arts-based research
  • performance
  • Goffman

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