Conversation 2: Precarious Academic Labour and Motherhood (part II)

Sat 02 Oct 2021 12–1:30PM

How does the absence of predictable, stable employment in academic institutions affect working mothers and caregivers? What are the particular pressures and possible responses to economic precarity when situated within the demands of ensuring stability, security, and meeting the material needs of children and others in our care? Are there ways in which we can create broad-based networks that support collective organizing and caretaking beyond normative models of the nuclear family? Participants in this explorative conversation are invited to consider these questions in the context of precarity of teaching for people in parenting and caregiving roles. This session will not be recorded to ensure the privacy and anonymity of those in attendance, but alternative forms of documentation will be discussed by the group.