Hi! I’m Jocelyn Fenton Stitt. I’m a mom, a women’s studies professor, and a scholar of motherhood and work. I’m a tenured professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University, and a Visiting Scholar at The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. I’m writing a book about contemporary Caribbean women writers and their autobiographies. So I move between different roles and fields. I’m here to help you meet your professional and personal goals as you work in the academy. You can follow me on Twitter @JocStitt, on Academica.edu, or email me at mitacoach @gmail.com. I do one-on-one coaching with clients and run workshops aimed at helping foster well being and connectivity for academic mothers.
You can read my book, Mothers Who Deliver, available from SUNY Press. Mothers Who Deliver brings together essays that focus on mothering as an intelligent practice, deliberately reinvented and rearticulated by mothers themselves. The contributors to this watershed volume focus on a variety of subjects, from mothers in children’s picture books and mothers writing blogs to global maternal activism and mothers raising gay sons. Distinguishing itself from much writing about motherhood today,Mothers Who Deliver focuses on forward-looking arguments and new forms of knowledge about the practice of mothering instead of remaining solely within the realm of critique. Together, the essays create a compelling argument about the possibilities of empowered mothering.