MOM Art Annex: Exhibition & Education Center

MOM Conference Schedule 2019

MOM Conference Schedule April 5-6

Rewriting Trauma & Visibility: Motherwork, Pregnancy, and Birth

O’Malley Library Alumni Room Manhattan College 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy Bronx, NY 10471

8:30-9:15 Registration and Check in
9:15-9:30 Opening Remarks, Dr. Rani Roy, Associate Provost of MC
9:30-10:30 Gina Wong and Samantha Copithorne – Exploring Birth Trauma and Postpartum Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Jennifer Scuro – Griefwork and After Birth

Hannah Tello – When Birth is Violent: Constructing Narratives of Birth Trauma in a World that Denies Them

Christine Serdjenian Yearwood – Making life more accessible for pregnant women and babies

10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Singh with Julie Turley –Rock and Metal Music Mothering: The Role of Musical Parenting

Martha Joy Rose –I Am Not Myself; An Auto-Ethnographic Approach to the Social Construction of Living Non-Related Renal Transplantation post-birth

Kayla Dodds – Surviving domestic violence, motherhood, and their complexities

Melodie Cardin-Pregnancy, trauma, and the burden of care: The impact of autoethnographic experience

11:45-12:15 Sanae Elmoudden- Exhausting motherhood: Balancing between Euphoria and Anger

Meredith L. Clements –Good Mother, Good Patient: The complex performance of mothering in the context of gynecologic cancer

12:15 –12:30 Break
12:30-1:30 Keynote – Khiara M. Bridges
1:30 -2:30 Lunch and book signing with Khiara M. Bridges
2:30-3:30 Baylenesh – The grace of motherhood: disabled women contending with societal denial of intimacy, pregnancy, and motherhood in Ethiopia

Lili Shi – On thick intersectionalities of the maternal diaspora: An authoethnography of transnational pregnancy as a Chinese immigrant woman

Courtney Weida – Making Meaning out of Motherhood Through Making

Suki FinnRewriting Trauma through Metaphysics

3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:30 Sarah Knott – History of Motherhood

Ruth Garcia – Reading to Resist: A Feminist Mother’s Reconstruction of Traditional Masculinity

Kimya P. Barden –Black Babies’ Play Dates Matter: Motherwork, the White Gaze, and Anti-Black Racism in Drop-In Play Centers

4:30-4:45 Break
4:45-5:30 Carolyn Fraker- Goddess, Mother, Monster: Moralizing Motherhood

Dr. Mumba Mumba – To Examine the Breastfeeding Duration of Women Veterans in VISN 15 and the Predictors of Breastfeeding Continuation and Cessation

Madison Hendry – “mother/infant”

5:30 – 6:00 Q & A w/optional simultaneous sound booth performance Heidi Barkun
8:30-9:15 Registration and Check-in
9:15 -9:30 Opening Remarks, Martha Joy Rose
9:30-10:30 Plenary with Gina Wong and Christine Morton: Wong – Recognizing the role of Trauma in Mothers Who Kill Their Children. Morton: Repro Network
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Isis Rose – Healed by Home Birth: Curating Black Home Birth Stories on Homecoming Podcast

Kathryn Ruth McFadden – Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations: Addressing New York State’s Role in Reproductive Injustice

Dana-Ain-Davis –Obstetric Racism: Race and the Politics of Pregnancy, Labor, and Birthing

Nubia Earth Martin-Uncovering Ancestral Womb Trauma & Healing Through the Ancient Art of Storytelling

11:45-12:15 Art Performance – Summer Cunningham -– On Being Alone: A Performance about Teenage Pregnancy, Single Motherhood, and the Complexities of Human Relationships
12:15 -12:30 Break
12:30-1:30 Keynote – Roksana Badruddoja
1:30-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:30 Rokeshia Renné Ashley-#BecomingBabyMommas: A meta-synthesis of maternal mortality and infant mortality Laura Tropp – The Reluctant and Forgotten Grandmother

Tracy Sidesinger – The Maternal No: Personal and Clinical Reflections on Necessary Maternal Limitation

Sanae Elmoudden – The Joy of pregnancy and the pain of silent loss

Bree Akesson – The life needs to go on”: Experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and early childhood among Syrian refugee families living in Lebanon

3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:30 Christen Clifford – Vaginal injuries after birth and postmaternal bodies

Hannah Brockbank – Writing to heal: the artistic embodiment of birth trauma in poetry

Aurelie Athan – Matrescence: The emerging mother in an emerging field

4:30-5:15 Flavia Testa – What I’d say to my mother who abandoned me

Heidi Barkun – Here I am not a Woman. Art, Identity and the Failure to Become Mother

Julie Farstad – Painting as Knowing

5:15-6:00 MHOF Award Sara Ruben Closing circle / student-run healing circle


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