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Dr. Daniel T. Cook

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Dr. Sarada Balagopalan

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Dr. Susan Miller

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Spring 2016 Newsletters

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Kate Cairns received Honorable Mention for the ASA Consumers and Consumption Section Best Book Award

Food and Femininity
Kate Cairns received Honorable Mention for the Best Book Award from the Consumers and Consumption Section of the American Sociological Association for her recent coauthored book, Food and Femininity (Bloomsbury 2015).
Posted at 10:20 am November 29, 2016, in Faculty news, News

Dan Cook participated in a round-table article on kids’ media

Dan Cook participated in a round-table article on kids’ media with Henry Jenkins and Natalie Coulter in the recent issues of Velvet Light Trap (#78, Fall 2016) available on the University of Texas Press. The Fall 2016 Issue #78 includes: Considering Kids’ Media Girl Talk and Girl Tech: Computer Talking Dolls and the Sounds of Girls’ … Read more Dan Cook participated in a round-table article on kids’ media
Posted at 3:26 pm October 28, 2016, in News

New article by Dr. Meredith Bak examines toys-to-life video game Disney Infinity

The article, entitled “Building Blocks of the Imagination: Children, Creativity, and the Limits of Disney Infinity,” appears in a special issue of The Velvet Light Trap on Kids’ Media. In it, Bak explores claims that the game offers children unlimited creative opportunities and critically considers commercial claims to kids creativity in contemporary media culture.  Source … Read more New article by Dr. Meredith Bak examines toys-to-life video game Disney Infinity
Posted at 11:44 am October 27, 2016, in News

Samantha White wins Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest

The Department of Childhood Studies would like to congratulate Ph.D. student Samantha White, winner of the Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest for 2016.  Samantha unanimously won for her essay entitled “Negotiating Female Athletic Identity in Educational Spaces through the Works of R.R. Knudson.”  Samantha’s essay will be published in a forthcoming issue of Aethlon: The … Read more Samantha White wins Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest
Posted at 9:39 am May 9, 2016, in News

Congratulations to Ellen Malven and Abigail Todhunter-Reid winners of the David K. Sengstack Fellowship for 2016-17

Ellen Malven’s research which is tentatively titled “Adolescents, Media, and the Consumer-Environmental Connection”—has three primary goals:  1) to identify potential relationships between adolescents’ consumer and environmental attitudes and behaviors, 2) to explore adolescents’ perceptions of framing and persuasive tactics in media and advertisements focused on consumerism and environmentalism, and 3) to identify potential relationships between … Read more Congratulations to Ellen Malven and Abigail Todhunter-Reid winners of the David K. Sengstack Fellowship for 2016-17
Posted at 2:32 pm April 26, 2016, in News

Congratulations to Eva Lupold the Marsh-Gillette Fellow for 2016-17

Eva Lupold’s dissertation adopts an interdisciplinary approach that bridges disability studies, girlhood studies, and media studies.  The project examines discourses surrounding disabled girlhoods that circulate in mass media which are constructed by adult “authorities,” as well as the way that disabled girls negotiate such discourses in online platforms.  Using Foucauldian Discourse Analysis, Eva assesses the … Read more Congratulations to Eva Lupold the Marsh-Gillette Fellow for 2016-17
Posted at 2:30 pm April 26, 2016, in News