The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 24, 2011
By Julianna Baggott
I'm lucky in that I work in a department that is kid-friendly, at a university that's making a concerted effort to support women on the faculty and families (including with a new parental-leave policy).
As a novelist whose personal bio exists on the back of every one of my books, I don't have the luxury of pretending not to have kids. At my job interviews at the Modern Language Association convention a few years ago, it was obvious to anyone who knew my work and could count on their fingers that I was immensely pregnant with my fourth child. In academe that is much like growing a fourth head—though growing a fourth head would be more attractive because academics prize the mind over the body.
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