Conference Schedule 2018
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Second Annual – I M.O.M. Conference in St. Pete, FL
in partnership with the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies University of South Florida and made possible in part through grants from ResearchOne and USF
St. Petersburg, FLA Feb. 16 & 17th, 2018
Teaching Mother Studies in the Academy and Beyond
Mother Studies is a field of interdisciplinary study devoted to the issues, experiences, topics, history, and culture of mothers, mothering, and motherhood. Some proposed concepts include maternal health and well-being, reproductive justice, maternal justice, and mediating motherhood in popular culture. How do we facilitate the growth of this emerging field? How should classes, exhibitions, and mother-made media be shared? How do we teach mother studies, across domains, forums, and mediums? How can mother and/or father studies be introduced in more systematic ways, both culturally and within classrooms? If you are already teaching or researching motherhood or mothering studies, sociology of family, anthropology or psychology or making mother art, how do you approach the work? Please share. This is your forum.
USF St. Petersburg Campus
140 7th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727 873-7748 (USFSP-4-U)
Visitor parking is available in the Fifth Street Parking Facility (FPF on map). Attendees with an existing USF parking decal are able to park in designed spots. Street parking is limited and available on first come first serve basis.
A visitor is any person who is not a member of the university community on ANY of the USF locations. Student, faculty, staff, vendors/contractors, or licensees do not qualify for visitor parking access and may be issued citations for parking in spaces designated as visitor parking only.
Purchase Online and Print
Purchase a parking permit online using Visa, MasterCard, e-check or Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction. Click “Get Permits” and proceed to “Guest and USFSP Department Login” to create a guest account. You will be asked to select the dates for visitor permits before proceeding to checkout.
Purchase on Site
Single Day Permits may be purchased in the garage at the walk-up permit machine located on the first level by the elevators. The permit machine accepts cash, Visa and MasterCard. The price of a day permit is $5 and can be used on levels 2 thru 5 in the garage.
Parking Garage Address
Fifth Street Parking Facility (FPF)
260 5th Ave S,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
For those with existing USF parking passes, I would recommend parking in lots P9, P10, P11 and P11B which are right next to Harbor Hall J
To approach USF St. Petersburg from Interstate 275, take exit 22 and merge onto Interstate 175. The Interstate ends – continue straight onto Fifth Avenue South and proceed to Second Street. The Welcome Center is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Second Street.
Each Year the Museum of Motherhood works with academic partners and collaborators to create the Annual Academic M.O.M. Conference (2005-2016).
In 2017 the Museum relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida. We will commence with hosting a new annual I Annual Academic M.O.M. Conference. In addition, conference participants are invited to publish with JourMS (the Journal of Mother Studies) for dynamic, digital peer-reviewed content in the field of Mother Studies.
The goal of the conference is to develop interdisciplinary approaches to Mother Studies and encourage information exchanges between thought-pioneers, activists, artists, academics, students on the subject of Motherhood, Fatherhood, and Family Life.
The Conference is open to all community members and students wishing to attend but an RSVP is required and attendance is dependent on available space.
For questions e-mail queries to info@MOMmuseum.org
There is a power point projector, computer, and screen onsite. Bring your laptop or a zip drive, or post your material in the cloud and you will be able to present using the equipment at our location. There is some limited space for brochures, art, and books as well.
PANELS, CULTURE, and SPECIAL GATHERINGS
The city is an amazing place. Surely you will want to do a little exploring. We also plan on organizing a few special panels, roundtable discussions, and speakers for you, but will make sure there is time in the evenings to step out, either with conference goers or on your own.
REQUEST FOR HOTEL ROOM SHARES
A few of you have written saying you would love to pair with a roommate to cut down on costs. If you e-mail me directly with a request with “ROOMMATE” in the heading, I will make introductions and you can work out accommodations together.
CONFERENCE LOCATION – USF, St. Pete & MOM 538 28th St. North St. Petersburg, Fla
For St. Petersburg Conference – Tampa International Airport w/Super Shuttle, Uber or rental car
For NYC Conference – New York City has two major airports: JFK and LaGuardia.
Public transportation is available from both via train, and cab.
The train from JFK is rather straightforward and costs about $7.50. I would encourage you not to be fearful about taking this option if budget is a concern. There are people at the airport who can direct you, and I’ve done this many times. Here is a link to the NYC Subway Map: http://web.mta.info/nyct/maps/subwaymap.pdf
There are many hotels in the area.
St. Petersburg Conference Organizers
Joy Rose – Founding Director, Museum of Motherhood, New York, NY, US [MOMmuseum@gmail.com]
Michelle Hughes Miller – Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida [email@example.com]
Lynda Ross – Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Chair, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Athabasca University, CA [firstname.lastname@example.org}
Friday, 16th February 2018
University of St Petersburg Harbour Room
|9:00 – 9:30
|On-Site Registration and Continental Breakfast
WELCOME: M. Joy Rose
|9:45 – 10:45||SESSION: TEACHING INFORMING MOTHERHOOD
Lynda Ross, “Pedagogy and the personal: Teaching mother studies online”
Jodi Vandenberg-Daves, “Teaching maternal agency and reproductive justice in history”
Claire Wolfteich, “Mother studies in theological teaching and research: Working with women’s life writing”
|10:45 – 11:00||DISCUSSION & BREAK|
|11:00 – 12:00||SESSION: MOTHERHOOD INFORMING TEACHING
Cayla Lanier, “A degree is not enough: What maternal pedagogies can offer to the notion of student success”
Marilyn Preston, “Maternal pedagogies: Autoethnography, mothering and teaching”
Angela Castañeda, “Mother-researcher-teacher: Turning the anthropological gaze inward”
|12:00 – 12:40||LUNCH PROVIDED|
|12:40-2:00||SESSION: COMPLICATING/COMPLICATED MOTHERHOOD
Matthew J. Ahlfs, “Social External Forces Generating Emotional Turbulence on Mixed Status Families”
Rebecca Blackwell, “Public bodies”
Jonnelle Morales, “My Immigrant Mom: Learning to mother without her”
Katherine Miller, “Un/Becoming Mother”
|2:00-2:15||DISCUSSION & BREAK|
|2:15 – 3:15||SESSION: MAKING MOTHERS/MOTHERHOOD VISIBLE IN THE ACADEMY
Summer Cunningham & Katherine Miller, “Making space for mothering and motherhood
studies in the academy by making space for mothers”
Sarah Irvin, “Art & Education experiences in education and the legal system”
Lizbett Benge, “Genealogies of struggles, or where mother studies meets gender studies”
|3:15 – 3:30||DISCUSSION & BREAK|
|3:30- 4:30||SESSION: GENDER(ED) ROLES/GENDER(ED) STUDIES
Andrea O’Reilly, “‘Having your cake and eating it too’: Challenging and changing normative gender roles through partnerships”
Steven A. Nardi, “Who will read to baby? The nineteenth-century feminization of reading aloud to children”
Michelle Hughes Miller, “Grandmothering in remission”
|4:30 – 4:45||DISCUSSION & BREAK|
|4:45 – 5:15||Betsy Schwartz, “The Fun Factor: The Science of the Brain on Fun & demo of Birth in the Know Game”|
|7:00 – 9:00||BOOK READING AND LAUNCH for the MUSIC OF MOTHERHOOD
M. Joy Rose & Lynda Ross, editors with Andrea O’Reilly & Demeter Press, Publishers
Refreshments will be served
PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION: THE MUSEUM OF MOTHERHOOD
538 28th St. N. St. Pete (6th Ave & 28th) RSVP PLEASE
Saturday 17th February 2018
University of St Petersburg Harbour Room
|9:00 – 9:45||Welcome Gathering, Continental Breakfast and On-site Registration|
“The baby out with the bathwater: The disavowal and disappearance of motherhood in 20th and 21st century academic feminism”
|10:30-10:45||DISCUSSION & BREAK|
|10:45-12:05||SESSION: HEALTH AND EMPOWERMENT
Shari-Ann James, “Mama moods: Exploring emotional complications during the perinatal period”
Sunahtah Jones, “Black Single Mothers and Black Queer Mothers”
Kate Greenway, “Object relations: Adoption, identity, and motherhood”
Deborah Byrd, “Using theatre of the oppressed to empower young, low-income parents”
|12:05 – 1:15||CAFETERIA LUNCH ON YOUR OWN|
|1:15 – 3:00||SESSION: VISIBLE MOTHERS – FICTION, FILM, & INSTAGRAM
Kelley O’Brien, “Understanding Wendy: The quiet hero”
Morgan Wallace, “Cool moms & cool media: Active-passivity in Poltergeist”
Cera R. Shain, “Insta-bump: Reactions to Kim Kardashian-West’s pregnant body”
Megan Wiedeman, “Bad-Ass Mothering?: Patriarchal motherhood in the Terminator”
Lindsay Firster, “Atypical Mothering Identity”
|3:00– 3:15||DISCUSSION & BREAK|
|SESSION: VISUAL/VISUALIZING MOTHERHOOD
Felice Amato, “What I Could Make of Mothering”
Carrie Scanga, “Mothering Gaze: a studio practice”
Summer Cunningham, “Open House: a performance art project by mother and son or if you haven’t an academic home, invite the academy into your home”
Sarah Irvin – “The Artist / Parent Index”
|5:00 – 5:30||WRAP UP AND CLOSING CIRCLE
M. Joy Rose with participants
If you wish to attend as a general public guest, please write us: info@MOMmuseum.org