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Dr. Lynne Vallone

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Dr. Sarada Balagopalan

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Dr. Susan Miller

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We R Arts and Sciences: Dr. Lauren Silver

Dr. Lauren J. Silver - Rutgers University–CamdenDr. Lauren Silver is no stranger to helping others. An Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies, Dr. Silver has successfully merged community outreach with academics. As evidence of her passion, she has received both the Rutgers–Camden Civic Engagement Faculty Fellowship and the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Civic Engagement. Although she did not immediately know which path ... Read more ... Read more ...

Spring 2015 Newsletters

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Alumnus Dr. Martin Woodside interviews Robin Bernstein for history of childhood podcast

Childhood Studies alumnus Dr. Martin Woodside (PhD, 2015) recently interviewed Robin Bernstein about her research on childhood and race in America for the Society of the History of Children and Youth’s podcast, Childhood: history & critique.  Audio of the interview can be found on the Society’s website.Childhood: history & critique (CHC) is a multi-media series … Read more …
Posted at 10:31 a.m. Nov. 16, 2015, in News

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 p.m. Nov. 6, 2015, in News

New Book, Food and Femininity, coauthored by Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston

Kate Cairns is pleased to announce the release of her book, Food and Femininity, coauthored with University of Toronto sociologist Josée Johnston (Bloomsbury Publishing). The book draws on qualitative research in Toronto to explore the gendered politics of contemporary food ideals and practices, including the pressures surrounding feeding children.  
Posted at 1:50 p.m. Nov. 6, 2015, in News

Childhood Studies Offers Many Funding Opportunities for Graduate Applicants

The Department of Childhood Studies, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Rutgers University—Camden offer a variety of funding sources for those applying to the doctoral program in Childhood Studies and offer significant opportunities for support to current students in the program.Graduate AssistantshipsAvailable to entering, full-time PhD students only, these Assistantships offer tuition remission, … Read more …
Posted at 10:28 a.m. Sept. 23, 2015, in News

Recent Book Publications by Rutgers–Camden Childhood Studies Faculty and Graduates

 The Department of Childhood Studies is excited to announce the recent publication of two books by recent PhD graduates, based on their dissertation research, and two by department faculty: Diane Marano (PhD, Childhood Studies, 2014) Juvenile Offenders and Guns: Voices Behind Gun Violence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) explores how and why twenty-five incarcerated young men of color … Read more …
Posted at 10:32 a.m. Aug. 24, 2015, in News

Dr. Kate Cairns interviewed on Slate parenting podcast

Dr. Kate Cairns’s research on the “organic child” was featured on Slate’s parenting podcast, “Mom and Dad are Fighting”.
Posted at 10:49 a.m. July 30, 2015, in News