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- Do Good Work & Make A Joyful Noise In 2015 -
M.O.M. Conference CFP Deadline Extended to January 15th
- Museum of Motherhood Call for Papers-
“New Maternalisms”: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable)
The Conference will be held: April 30th 10-6p (at The Graduate Center, CUNY NYC) 
May 1st-2nd 10-5 (at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY 2015
The purpose of this conference focuses on “new maternalisms” and explores “motherwork” and the invisible labor of caregiving in our everyday lived experiences. How do mothers, fathers, and caretakers experience “motherwork” what does it mean? How does “motherwork” impact the communities in which we live and work?
We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, community agencies, service providers, journalists, mothers and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical, and comparative work is encouraged. We also encourage a variety of types of submissions including individual academic papers from all disciplines, proposals for panels, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, film, music, audio, and other alternative formats. LINK
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled
"New Maternalisms": Tales of Motherwork
(Dislodging the Unthinkable)
Editors: Dr. Roksana Badruddoja,
            Dr. Maki Motapanyane
Deadline for Abstracts: February 15, 2015
The purpose of this collection lies in focusing on "new maternalisms" by exploring "motherwork" or the invisible labor of caregiving in our everyday lived experiences as wo/men, hence including mothers, fathers, and caretakers and our communities. Here, the anthology serves to deconstruct motherhood by highlighting and dislodging it from maternal ideology, the socially-constructed "good mom" (read as "sacrificial mom") and feminized hegemonic discourse. The objective of the edited volume, then, is to critically explore how wo/men experience "motherwork," what "motherwork" means to us, and how "motherwork" impacts and is impacted by the communities in which we live. This involves contesting dominant ways of thinking about motherhood.
Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts: 500 words. Please include a 50-word biographic note.
Deadline for abstracts is February 15, 2015
Please send submissions and inquiries directly to: Dr. Roksana and Dr. Maki
Accepted papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) will be due May 1, 2015 and should conform to Chicago style.
Join MaMaPaLooZa for the 14th Annual Mamapalooza Festival in NYC
Exhibitor information is online. Please contact Zhen at Parks directly to participate:
Coming soon - The Essential Reading List & MHOF NOMINATIONS!
Thanks to all who submitted ideas... 
More information [Link]

Joy Rose - Museum of Motherhood, New York, NY
Read Joy's Special New Year Missive Online Here. [LINK]
Lynn Kuechle - Coordinator, Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, Minnesota State University
Laura Tropp - Associate Professor and Chair, Communication Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Roksana Badruddoja - Assistant Professor, Sociology, Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
Lynda Ross - Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Chair, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Athabasca University, CA
Amber Blair - Part-time Faculty, Sociology & Anthropology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Aurelie Athan - Ph.D. is a full-time lecturer and MA Program Coordinator in Clinical Psychology at Teachers CC, NY
Joy Baum - Adjunct Faculty, Arts and Education, Queens College, NY & ‎IED - The Institute For Educational Design
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