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
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 …
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 http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2014/11/rutgers-camden_study_to_survey_effects_of_salvation_army_kroc_center_on_neighborhood.html
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.
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.
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 …