When professor guilt and mom guilt collide: pandemic pedagogy from a precarious place Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Dunn, Tasha Rose


  • In this autoethnography, I explore a teaching failure I experienced during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. I illustrate how this failure was exacerbated by my precarious position in the academy as a new biological mother and a pre-tenure faculty member. I specifically explain the guilt I felt as a professor, how my attempts to eradicate it backfired and contributed to mom guilt—the feeling that I was not doing enough as a parent or a partner—and what I learned from this failure to enhance my pedagogical practice through the implementation of feminist pedagogy.

publication date

  • 2020

published in

start page

  • 491

end page

  • 501


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