Andrea O'Reilly

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Andrea O'Reilly Ph.D. (born 1961) is a writer on women's issues and currently a Professor in the School of Women's Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is the author and editor of eighteen books on motherhood.

O'Reilly founded the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) at York University, that evolved into the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) in 2010. She is founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, now the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. In 2006, as director of ARM, she founded Demeter Press, the first feminist press on motherhood. As well, she is founder of the feminist mothers group "Mother Outlaws".[1]

Selected books[edit]

  • Encyclopedia of Motherhood, General Editor, Sage 2010
  • Rocking the Cradle: Thoughts on Feminism, Motherhood and the Possibility of Empowered Mothering.(Demeter Press, 2006)
  • Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart.(SUNY, 2004)
  • Motherhood: Power and Oppression (edited by Marie Porter, Patricia Short & Andrea O'Reilly).(Women's Press, 2005)
  • From Motherhood to Mothering: The Legacy of Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born. (SUNY, 2004)
  • Redefining Motherhood: Changing Identities and Patterns.(Second Story Press, 1998)

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