Academia

Academic Books:

  • Author of chapter on noncustodial mothering for yet-unnamed academic book, due from Demeter Press, publishing date TBA.
  • Editor of anthology of writings by noncustodial mothers, publishing date TBA

Dissertation/academic paper editing:

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • MBA/business
  • Biology
  • Sociology
  • Women’s studies
  • Medicine/medical research
  • Biochemistry
  • English/English literature
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy

Readings and conference papers:

  • “Getting to the Point: Harry Nilsson’s The Point and Exposing Children to Existentialism” — Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Albuquerque NM (February 2008)
  • “Staring into the Yellow Eyes of Speciesism Without Blinking: Children and Becoming Familiar with the Animal ‘Other” in Where the Wild Things Are” — Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Albuquerque NM (February 2007)
  • “Lassie, Fido, and Spot: The family ‘pet’ in children’s nonfiction” — Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Albuquerque NM (February 2006)
  • “Cribs and Cages; Bottles and Breasts: The Social Construction of Infancy and Infant-Mother Relationships in Television for Preschoolers” — South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta GA (November 2005)
  • “Ethic of Care or Gender Stereotyping? Human-Animal Relations in Literature for Girls” — Midwest Popular Culture Association (October 2005)
  • A Walk on the Wild Side: Human-Animal Relations in Where the Wild Things Are” — West Virginia University’s Thirtieth Colloquium on Literature and Film, Morgantown WV (September 2005)
  • “Howling at the Moon: Wolves, Coyotes, and the Construction of Wilderness Animals in Children’s Nonfiction Literature” — Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Eugene OR (June 2005)
  • “Who’s Minding the (Bovine) Children? The Social Construction of Milk Cows, Their Calves, and Dairy Products in Children’s Nonfiction Literature” — National Women’s Studies Association, Orlando FL (June 2005)
  • Panel chair: “Mothering on the other side of academia” — National Women’s Studies Association, Orlando FL (June 2005)
  • Panel chair: “Children and Young Adult Literature & Culture: ‘Girl Culture’ Role Models with more Spice than Sugar” — Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Albuquerque NM (February 2005)
  • “Spunky Heroines for the Third Wave: Trixie Belden, Honey Wheeler, and the Transcendence of Class in the Development of Contemporary Feminist Role Models” — Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Albuquerque NM (February 2005)
  • “Where the Wild Things Are: Endangered Species and the Creation of the (Animal) Other in Children’s Nonfiction Literature” — Midwest Modern Language Association, St. Louis MO (November 2004)
  • “I’ll Love You Forever: The Inescapability of Maternal Love in Children’s Literature” — West Virginia University’s Twenty-Ninth Colloquium on Literature and Film, Morgantown WV (October 2004)

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