Academia and Parenthood: Work life balance?

Academia and Parenthood: Work life balance?

Watch a 30 minute talk from Christine, sharing her experience as a new mom and a 5th year PhD Candidate at Carleton University.

In this talk you will find a discussion on academia and parenthood, including barriers, challenges, recent literature, and strategies to manage pursing a life in academia as a parent.

As a social worker, she is committed to improving insecure working conditions for care workers. She began a blog titled “Scholar Culture” to emphasize slow intentional writing, organization strategies, and motivation for graduate students, while going through it herself. She is currently in the writing stage of her dissertation and on maternity leave with her 7 month old baby, Luca. She believes building and sharing in community is a critical tool to aid in making both motherhood and a PhD more manageable.