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Dr. Lynne Vallone

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Sarada Balagopalan

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Susan Miller

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Spring 2015 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 10:34 a.m. Aug. 24, 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

Dan Cook co-edited (with J. Michael Ryan) the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumers and Consumption

Dan Cook co-edited (with J. Michael Ryan) the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumers and Consumption, a one-volume reference work consisting of entries addressing commercial life historically and transnationally.

Posted at 11:38 a.m. July 20, 2015, in News

New Article by Dr. Meredith Bak published in “Film History”

Dr. Meredith Bak’s article on children’s magic lantern shows and nineteenth-century home entertainment is now available in the journal “Film History.” 

Posted at 10:12 a.m. May 4, 2015, in News

Announcing the 2015-16 David K. Sengstack Award Recipients

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden, is delighted to announce the selection of Brandi Venable and Jamie Dunaev as the 2015-16 David K. Sengstack Graduate Fellows. These doctoral candidates were selected as Sengstack Fellows based on their outstanding academic work and leadership within the Department of Childhood Studies.Brandi’s dissertation explores representations of … Read more …

Posted at 9:14 a.m. April 30, 2015, in News