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Department Chair
Dr. Daniel T. Cook

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Sarada Balagopalan

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Susan Miller

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We R Arts and Sciences: Catherine Rosenberg

Catherine Rosenberg and Eric ChangRutgers University is a proud research institution, with our faculty and students engaged in projects that run the gamut from studying healthy eating behaviors to social reform in Gothic literature to circadian rhythms in fungi.  Research can shape people’s thoughts and opinions, and ultimately change our world.  For computational and integrative biology doctoral student Catherine ... Read more ... Read more ...

Spring 2016 Newsletters

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Applications now being accepted for Ph.D. and MA programs. Ph.D. application deadline: January 10, 2016.

Initiated in 2007 and founded with a multidisciplinary sensibility, the Childhood Studies program puts the issues, concepts and debates surrounding the study of children and childhoods at the center of its research, teaching and outreach missions.Students in the program pursue a wide range of research projects, engage in critical dialogue and actively shape the field … Read more …
Posted at 1:50 pm November 6, 2015, in News

Samantha White wins Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest

The Department of Childhood Studies would like to congratulate Ph.D. student Samantha White, winner of the Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest for 2016.  Samantha unanimously won for her essay entitled “Negotiating Female Athletic Identity in Educational Spaces through the Works of R.R. Knudson.”  Samantha’s essay will be published in a forthcoming issue of Aethlon: The … Read more …
Posted at 9:39 am May 9, 2016, in News

Congratulations to Ellen Malven and Abigail Todhunter-Reid winners of the David K. Sengstack Fellowship for 2016-17

Ellen Malven’s research which is tentatively titled “Adolescents, Media, and the Consumer-Environmental Connection”—has three primary goals:  1) to identify potential relationships between adolescents’ consumer and environmental attitudes and behaviors, 2) to explore adolescents’ perceptions of framing and persuasive tactics in media and advertisements focused on consumerism and environmentalism, and 3) to identify potential relationships between … Read more …
Posted at 2:32 pm April 26, 2016, in News

Congratulations to Eva Lupold the Marsh-Gillette Fellow for 2016-17

Eva Lupold’s dissertation adopts an interdisciplinary approach that bridges disability studies, girlhood studies, and media studies.  The project examines discourses surrounding disabled girlhoods that circulate in mass media which are constructed by adult “authorities,” as well as the way that disabled girls negotiate such discourses in online platforms.  Using Foucauldian Discourse Analysis, Eva assesses the … Read more …
Posted at 2:30 pm April 26, 2016, in News

2015-2016 Outstanding Graduating Senior Winners!

The department of Childhood Studies is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Outstanding Graduating Senior award: Ndidiamaka Onwudinjo and Darnell Williams. Congratulations!”
Posted at 10:18 am March 31, 2016, in News

The Department of Childhood Studies welcomes Dr. Wenhua Lu

The Department of Childhood Studies is delighted to welcome Dr. Wenhua Lu as a new assistant professor Childhood Studies beginning September 1, 2016.  Dr. Lu is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University.  She earned her Ph.D. in Health Education from Texas A&M University in 2014.  … Read more …
Posted at 10:08 am March 31, 2016, in News

4th Annual Lecture in Childhood Studies

Posted at 9:37 am February 12, 2016, in News