Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy
Stock No: WW853069
Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy  -     Edited By: Nancy Wang Yuen, Deshonna Collier-Goubil
    By: Nancy Wang Yuen & Deshonna Collier-Goubil, eds.

Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy

IVP Academic / 2021 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW853069

Buy Item Our Price$13.49 Retail: $28.00 Save 52% ($14.51)
In Stock
Quantity:
Stock No: WW853069
IVP Academic / 2021 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart

or checkout with

Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

or checkout with

Wishlist

Other Formats (2)
Select this Item Product Title/Author Availability Price Quantity
$15.39
In Stock
Our Price$15.39
Retail: $27.99
Add To Cart
Quantity for eBook0
$15.39
$13.49
In Stock
Our Price$13.49
Retail: $28.00
Add To Cart
$13.49

Product Information

Title: Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy
By: Nancy Wang Yuen & Deshonna Collier-Goubil, eds.
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 248
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2021
Weight: 12 ounces
ISBN: 0830853065
ISBN-13: 9780830853069
Stock No: WW853069

Publisher's Description

IVP Readers' Choice Award

"The dominant narrative we hear as professor mothers is that motherhood and academia are incompatible."

Two challenging vocations, each filled with complexities and daily ups and downs. Yet more and more women are answering the call to both the academy and motherhood. A growing body of literature addresses parent-professors, but what about the particular needs of Christian women seeking to navigate both callings while living out their faith?

With Power Women, Nancy Wang Yuen and Deshonna Collier-Goubil have curated a unique resource by and for Christian academic mothers. This collection of essays includes the voices of women of different backgrounds, academic disciplines, institutions, and stages of parenting and career. Together contributors provide wisdom, encouragement, and solidarity for women who share a similar vocational journey. Combining research with personal stories, they address topics such as these:

  • how parenting and teaching can be mutually enriching
  • managing ambition, identity, and time
  • addressing misconceptions about motherhood in the academy, church, and society
  • navigating gender roles in marriage
  • taking maternity leave
  • flourishing as an adjunct professor
  • mentoring professor moms
  • resisting imposter syndrome by finding rest in God

There is no magic formula, but there are many paths to thriving in the call to motherhood and the academy. Christian academic moms will find in this book honest yet uplifting reminders that they are not alone. In addition, administrators, family members, and friends will grow in understanding and appreciation of the power women in their lives.

Author Bio

Nancy Wang Yuen (PhD, University of California) is a sociologist, a pop culture expert, and the host of The Disrupters podcast. She is the author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism and serves as an associate professor of sociology at Biola University. She has appeared on PBS, NPR, MSNBC, CBS News, NBC News, BBC World, and Dr. Phil. She is a guest writer at CNN, Elle, Los Angeles Times, NBC, and Newsweek.


Deshonna Collier-Goubil (PhD, Howard University) is the founding chair of the department of criminal justice and now serves as interim dean of the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences at Azusa Pacific University. She lives in Fontana, California.

Ask a Question

Author/Artist Review