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Sunday, July 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mothers in Academia: "Swings" in Performance

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For female academics with children, the enculturation of male-dominated institutional practices leaves them one of two equally punishing roles to play: the ultimate “swing” who must energetically balance the demands of playing multiple roles, or the “untouchable,” never to make the cast list. 
 
Donning one mask as caregiver, another as teacher, and still another as researcher can make the mother in academia feel that she is unable to fully devote herself. This is, of course, assuming she can secure the job. This panel dissects the performance expectations of female professors with children, what their diversity and experiences bring to the academic setting, and how these intersect with the staging of the university as a brand to the outside world.

Speakers
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Beki Baker

Chair, Dept. of Theatre, Lipscomb University
Beki Baker is the Chair of Theatre at Lipscomb University, where she teaches performance and directing courses, produces the theatre season, teaches in the Honors College, and serves as Director of Curriculum for the College of Entertainment and the Arts. At Lipscomb, she has directed... Read More →
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Chris Cragin-Day

Associate Professor of Theater and English, The King's College
NYC Credits: Off-Bway; Martin Luther on Trial (developed w/ Max McLean); A Woman (one-act) 59E59th’s 2017 Summer Shorts; The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby (w/ Don Chaffer) NYC Fringe; Son of a Gun (w/ Don Chaffer) Firebone Theatre; Emily Firebone Theater; The Selfish... Read More →
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Robyn Berg

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Radford University
Robyn Berg is an Assistant Professor at Radford University, where she teaches in the Theatre Performance Area and in the Honors College, is an affiliated faculty member of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, chairs assessment for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
HQ Raleigh 310 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27603, USA