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Sara Josephine Baker’s Autobiography, Fighting for Life

In December, I read a review in the New York Times about Fighting for Life, a 1939 autobiography by Sara Josephine Baker that recently was re-released. A medical doctor and New York City public health official, Baker is said to have saved “90,000 babies.” I

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Posted in Blogging My Research, Books, Lifewriting, Medical Humanities

Baby Dust: The Digital Spaces and Identities of Women TTC (Trying to Conceive)

I recently returned from an academic conference where I presented a paper entitled, “Baby Dust: The Digital Spaces and Identities of Women TTC (Trying to Conceive).” In my paper, I examined pre-pregnancy message boards the websites Baby Center and Baby and

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Posted in Blogging My Research, Medical Humanities
Dr. Amy Rubens
I'm an "ambulant scholar," and I move among several worlds. As a professor of English, I research and write for audiences within and outside of academia. As a teacher of writing, literature, and culture, I facilitate learning. As a blogger, I critique, question, and reflect. Learn more about this blog and the work I do as a professor and workplace writing consultant.

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