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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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Spring 2014 Newsletters

Student Spotlight

We R Rutgers-Camden: Rachel Johnson-Walsh

Rachel Johnson-Walsh"I consider myself unbelievably fortunate to have a respected university such as Rutgers-Camden, which attracts students from all over the world, within commuting distance of my parents’ home." Read more ...

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New article by Dr. Kate Cairns published in “Antipode”

Dr. Kate Cairns has coauthored a new article in Antipode entitled “The Family Behind the Farm: Race and the Affective Geographies of Manitoba Pork Production”. Check out the Antipode website for a short video of Kate discussing the article. Follow Dr. Cairns on Twitter @katefcairns

Posted at 2:34 p.m. March 27, 2015, in News

“Girls’ Studies in the Rural” – new chapter by Dr. Kate Cairns

Dr. Kate Cairns has contributed a chapter to Feminisms and Ruralities, a collection of feminist scholarship edited by Barbara Pini, Berit Brandth, and Jo Little. Cairns’s chapter challenges the urban centrism of girls’ studies, and calls for greater attention to intersections of geographical and social location in the lived experience of girlhood.  Read more and … Read more …

Posted at 8:42 a.m. Jan. 28, 2015, in News

Childhood Studies researchers receive $69,968 grant from New Jersey Health Initiatives

Dr. Robin Stevens (Assistant Professor) and Neeta Goel (PhD Candidate) received a three year grant to evaluate the effects of a new community center on the Cramer Hill neighborhood in Camden. Read the full story at

Posted at 4:03 p.m. Dec. 15, 2014, in News

New Article by Dr. Lauren Silver Published in The Urban Review

Dr. Lauren Silver’s article, “Urban School Formation: Identity Work and Constructing an Origin Story,” was recently published in The Urban Review.  The article ethnographically traces the identity work involved in establishing Shearwater High School, a charter school to reengage youth who had dropped out of St. Louis Public Schools. 

Posted at 11:11 a.m. Nov. 10, 2014, in News

New Book, System Kids, by Dr. Lauren Silver

Dr. Lauren Silver’s new book, System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation, is available for pre-order with the University of North Carolina Press.  For a limited time, UNC Press is offering 40% off all books, including pre-orders of System Kids.   

Posted at 11:03 a.m. Nov. 10, 2014, in News

Graduate Placement News: Where are they now?

Recent recipients of MA and PhD degrees from Childhood Studies give us an update on what they are doing now. Omari Baye (MA, Childhood Studies, 2011) works in Philadelphia as family therapist with children and families deemed at risk for placement/incarceration or children returning home from such placements. Clinton Connor (MA Childhood Studies, 2012) serves … Read more …

Posted at 9:28 a.m. Oct. 1, 2014, in News