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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

New article by Dr. Kate Cairns published in Gender and Education.

Dr. Kate Cairns recently published an article in Gender and Education entitled “Both here and elsewhere: Rural girls’ contradictory visions of the future.” Drawing upon ethnographic research in a rural elementary school in Ontario, Canada, Dr. Cairns brings an analysis of place to debates about gendered subjectivity formation. The article is part of a special … Read more …

Posted at 8:34 a.m. Aug. 29, 2014, in News