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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 2015 Newsletters

Student Spotlight

We R Rutgers-Camden: Rosemarie Peña

Rosemarie Pena on couch"Now, as a master’s degree student in the Department of Childhood Studies, I am privileged to be a part of an internationally respected, pioneering research program." Read more ...

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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

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Marsh-Gillette Fellows

Congratulations go out to Ellen Malven and Theresa Murzyn, recipients of the 2015-2016 Marsh-Gillette Fellowships in Childhood Studies. These doctoral candidates were selected as Marsh-Gillette Fellows on the basis of their dissertation research.  Ellen’s research explores adolescent perspectives of consumerism and environmentalism at both an environmental charter high school and an arts high school.  Her … Read more …

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

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