CID Fraen and Gender wants to promote feminist and gender related research and make it accessible to every interested person. The Lunch Knowledge Shots take place approximately monthly at our library from 12.30 till 13.30. They consist of a 30 minutes presentation followed by a 30 minutes Q&A session and an open discussion.
Name and grade of the researcher (+University):
Tammy Schmit, MA, Maastricht University
Language of the presentation: English
Title of the dissertation:
Description: Through an inside perspective of Luxembourgish single mothers, my thesis aims to understand how single mother’s agency manifests itself when facing societal norms and structures. This work draws on semi-structured, in-depth interviews with five single mothers in order to explore in which ways these women challenge as well as reinforce social norms adhered to the construction of single motherhood. I thus contribute to a more nuanced and qualitative understanding of what it means to be a single mother in Luxembourg by demonstrating that these mothers are strong women who have tactics and routines to cope with their difficult life situation.