Literature; Disability Studies; Women’s Studies; Women’s Autobiography; Personal Narrative
Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Radcliffe College
Mary G. Mason
Mary G. Mason, Professor of English, Emerita, Emmanuel College, was Director of Women’s Studies for ten years. Her doctoral work was in nineteenth century English literature but her major interest has been on the theory and practice of women’s life narratives and more recently, in Disability Studies. She has been a Bunting Fellow, a Mellon Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at Wellesley’s Center for Research on Women. She was an artist in residence at Virginia Center for the Arts and Cummington Community of the Arts.
I have completed my latest book, Taking Care: Lessons from Mothers with Disabilities, which shows how these women challenge stereotypes and help us reexamine the concept of “taking care” in mothering.
Mason, Mary Grimley. Working Against Odds: Stories of Disabled Women’s Work Lives. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004.
Mason, Mary Grimley. Life Prints: A Memoir of Healing and Discovery. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2000.