The Leatherby Libraries is hosting a semester-long display in conjunction with the upcoming conference Motherhood to motherhoods: Ideologies of ‘The Feminine’ from Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2023. This conference is hosted by Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Diversity and Development Libarian Essraa Nawar will participate as a panelist in the Motherhood to motherhoods: Ideologies of ‘The Feminine’ conference. Her presentation titled “What You Do Not Know about Muslim American Mothers” is on Saturday, April 29, 2023 1:15 – 2:35 p.m., in Beckman, room 107.

Featuring over 50 books, you will find topics ranging from the politics of motherhood and femininity to gender, health, and much more!

Books such as The Motherhood Complex: The Story of Our Changing Selves by Melissa Hogenboom discuss how experiencing motherhood influences the sense of self and how the brain changes during pregnancy. What Gender is Motherhood?: Changing Yorùbá Ideals of Power, Procreation, and Identity in the Age of Modernity by Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí talks about the topic of gender and motherhood and the non-gendered ontology of motherhood.

Check out this display on the first floor of the Leatherby Libraries through the end of May 2023.

The complete bibliography for this display can be viewed in the Chapman Digital Commons here.

This display is curated by Leatherby Libraries student employees Isabella Piechota ’25, Arianna Tillman ’25, and Kalea Brown ’26.

Special thanks to Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Professors:
Dr. Julye Bidmead, Dr. Nam Lee, Dr. Jan Osborn, and Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa.