Around 1997, Dr. Andrea O’Reilly began writing, editing, publishing, and organizing around the study of mothering and brought it forward as a new academic discipline. The subject, as old as humans ourselves, evokes controversy in academia, including within Women’s Studies. Among the specific topics are men’s mothering and radical motherhood movements.
Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Dr. Andrea O’Reilly, Professor of Women’s Studies at York University, founder of MIRCI, of Demeter Press, and of the feminist mothers group Mother Outlaws.
Credits: Interview and update by Frieda Werden. Travel support: Genevieve Vaughan
Comments: Interview recorded at Women’s Worlds 2011.