The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

April 30 New Maternalisms: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable)

Annual Academic MOM Conference provided by The Center for the Study of Women and Society



Rooms 9205, 9206


BARBARA KATZ ROTHMAN will deliver the keynote address, “Women as Fathers” from 4:45-5:45.


The 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? The conference brings together scholars, students, activists, artists, community agencies, service providers, journalists, mothers and others who work or research in this area.