Dr. Amanda Watson’s research explores how caregivers and community activists navigate complex institutional settings in their efforts to effect social change. Her interests include care, labour, disability, media representation of motherhood. She teaches on politics of family, global problems and the culture of capitalism, and power and conflict in Canadian society. Watson is an Associate Member of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. She serves on the editorial board of Gender & Society.
The Annex serves as an incubator MoM project. We want the museum vision come alive in St. Petersburg, Florida. In order to do this, attention needs to shift. To that end, the next year will be almost exclusively focused on building our coffers through memberships, donations, grants, and partnerships. We must do this if MoM is going to thrive. Please join me in this affirmation and keep this top of mind and action!
We are excited to announce our newest Guest Artist, Tara Blackwell. Tara is a mixed media pop artist leveraging the tension between fun and social commentary in her artwork. Incorporating nostalgic pop culture, she will be working with her daughter to explore contemporary feminist issues.
We ask you to join us in welcoming our new incoming Living Board President for 2022-2023 Zabrina Shkurti! We are ecstatic to have her join our team and can’t wait to see all she will bring to MOM. Zabrina is a Florida native, part of the English Department at the University of South Florida as a PhD Student, and an amazing mother to two boys. Our Living Board sees to the ongoing mission of the Museum of Motherhood locally in St. Petersburg, Florida.