Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0001-7291-5056

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

This piece offers autoethnographic reflections on crossroads to which many academics come: whether to seek (or postpone or avoid) parenthood and when. The author deeply explores the personal (her own trajectories from daughter and sister to potential mother and from graduate student to full professor) in order to reflect on structural constraints associated with graduate education, the academic job market, and institutional policies and politics.

Publication Title

Academe

ISSN

01902946

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177/1532708611401338