Motherscholar.org, a part of The Motherscholar Project*, seeks to empower, build community, and advocate for motherscholars throughout the world by highlighting through visual representation the presence of women who are both mothers and scholars throughout academia.
As more women enter academia worldwide, there is an increasing representation of motherscholars within academia and thus a clear need to support such students and faculty. The Motherscholar Project demonstrates the global presence and excellence of motherscholars with children ranging in age from newborn to 27 years old, throughout the academic pipeline from adjunct faculty, directors, graduate students, assistant, associate, full professors, to deans, and has garnered growing support from across North America, Africa, Europe, Eurasia, Asia, and Oceania.**
The Motherscholar Project seeks to collaborate with others to enhance diversity, access, and equity throughout academia. If you have an idea for a project, or would like to provide a few hours or a few dollars to support this work, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Thank you to Cheryl Matias for the integral term “motherscholar” (Matias, 2011) as a way to “coalesce” the identities of academic and mother, and for the willingness to join the Project.
**This project is an outcome of a seed grant from the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. No funds from the grant were used to create/run this website.