Inventing the Working Parent: Work, Gender, and Feminism in Neoliberal Britain (forthcoming with MIT Press) traces the politics that surrounded the invention of working parenthood in Britain. It tells the story of feminist campaigns for flexible work, childcare, and a more equitable division of affective labor in the 1970s and explores the legacies of this activism for our contemporary gendered experience of work – both paid and unpaid. Over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, in the context of Britain’s neoliberalization and emerging crisis of care, activism on behalf of working parents drove the advent of ‘family friendly’ workplaces. It also helped generate a new aspirational cultural figure of the working parent. Inventing the Working Parent aims to shed light on the tangle of work and family demands and pleasures that we live with today in an era of heightened strain for parents.