Articles by Katie Garner

December 20, 2023

Are conferences for kids? Reconciling childcare, careers, and conferences 

Katie Garner
Responding to the increasing presence of parents in academia, Ruth Gazsó Candlish and Katie B. Garner discuss the need for family-friendly conferences. Here, they share their experiences of conferencing with children, and offer suggestions for change
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Katie Garner
Executive Director, International Association of Maternal Action + Scholarship

Katie focuses on motherhood, childcare, and labour equality via her PhD in English.

She is the Executive Director of IAMAS.

Katie is currently writing The Illusion of Choice, which incorporates interviews with 100 US mothers.

She has recently published two co-edited anthologies: Care(ful) Relationships Between Mothers and the Caregivers They Hire (Demeter) and Creating Supportive Spaces for Pregnant and Parenting College Students (Routledge).

In addition to publishing with myriad academic outlets, Katie has been consulted for or appeared in releases by The Center for Public Integrity, Chicago Tribune, Fast Company, Nature, NPR and numerous podcasts.

She is the mother of three human children and two furry ones.


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