Women in higher education must navigate a world that is not regularly friendly to them as mothers or as experts in their disciplines. When these professionals are in Christian universities, there are problems that emerge which require greater scrutiny of claims to be “family-friendly,” and how we treat female professors. Dr. Deshonna Collier-Goubil is the co-editor for Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy, which is a multi-authored collection from Christian women in higher-ed. Enjoy learning about why this book and these intersections are important for women and those of us who operate outside of higher-ed. Christians have an opportunity to re-shape cultural spaces that do not prioritize Christian values and learning from these contributors is a significant start.
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“Watershed Moments? Reexamining the Barriers Facing Women in the US and UK Church” by Katie Christine Gaddini
“The Workaholic Mom?” by Susan Harris Howell
“Brokering Peace: Egalitarian Theology Meets the ‘Mommy Wars’” by Sarah Lindsay