Fostering a sense of belonging for higher education staff and students with caring responsibilities: A research- and art-based collaboration This exhibition of 23 panels is the result of a research- and art-based collaboration between Marie-Pierre Moreau, ARU, and Sally Campbell Galman, independent artist and a Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. This work has received the financial support of Advance-HE and ARU.
Marie-Pierre Moreau is Professor in Education and Education Research Lead at ARU. Her research is concerned with the formation of identities and inequalities in education and at work. In 2008-09, while still a PhD student, she had a eureka moment when taking her daughter, Nina, to the campus nursery. Since then, Marie-Pierre has been researching the lives of carers in academia and has no intention of stopping anytime soon.
Sally Campbell Galman is Professor of Child and Family Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She wrote and illustrated this piece while at home as a single parent of three children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The irony of doing THIS work during the pandemic was astonishing as she witnessed how COVID continues to disproportionately affect female academics, up close and in real time. You can learn more about her arts-based scholarship at sallycampbellgalman.com.