How Academia Studies Mothers - Every Mother Counts


Interview with Every Mother Counts

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Aurélie Athan, Ph.D. is changing the way academia looks at motherhood by focusing on mothers themselves. Currently and historically, most research related to motherhood isn’t actually about the mother. It’s usually about her impact on her children. Dr. Athan is on faculty in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University and a founding member of the Sexuality, Women, & Gender Project where she focuses on women’s development across the lifespan and the transition to motherhood. We talked with Dr. Athan about her unique perspective on motherhood.

Thank you Every Mother Counts!

I think we’re facing the last frontier. The mother is the beginning of everything yet she’s often the last called to the table. We’re finally starting to focus on this paradox and I think the impact will be profound.