Presentation by Visiting Scholar Cecilie Bjerre: “Emotions, Care, and the Performativity of Childhood”

The Department of Childhood Studies is pleased to host Visiting Scholar Cecilie Bjerre, PhD Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Southern Denmark. On Tuesday February 16th, Ms. Bjerre will deliver a talk entitled “Emotions, Care and the Performativity of Childhood: Out-of-home placements of children in Denmark, c. 1905-1975″. 4:30pm, Armitage Faculty Lounge.

Alumnus Dr. Martin Woodside interviews Robin Bernstein for history of childhood podcast

Childhood Studies alumnus Dr. Martin Woodside (PhD, 2015) recently interviewed Robin Bernstein about her research on childhood and race in America for the Society of the History of Children and Youth’s podcast, Childhood: history & critique.  Audio of the interview can be found on the Society’s website.Childhood: history & critique (CHC) is a multi-media series … Read more Alumnus Dr. Martin Woodside interviews Robin Bernstein for history of childhood podcast

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 Applications now being accepted for Ph.D. and MA programs. Ph.D. application deadline: January 10, 2016.

New Book, Food and Femininity, coauthored by Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston

Kate Cairns is pleased to announce the release of her book, Food and Femininity, coauthored with University of Toronto sociologist Josée Johnston (Bloomsbury Publishing). The book draws on qualitative research in Toronto to explore the gendered politics of contemporary food ideals and practices, including the pressures surrounding feeding children.  

Childhood Studies Offers Many Funding Opportunities for Graduate Applicants

The Department of Childhood Studies, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Rutgers University—Camden offer a variety of funding sources for those applying to the doctoral program in Childhood Studies and offer significant opportunities for support to current students in the program.Graduate AssistantshipsAvailable to entering, full-time PhD students only, these Assistantships offer tuition remission, … Read more Childhood Studies Offers Many Funding Opportunities for Graduate Applicants

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 Recent Book Publications by Rutgers–Camden Childhood Studies Faculty and Graduates