The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden, is delighted to announce the selection of to Ines Meier, Marcus Woods and Martin Woodside as the 2013- 2014 David K. Sengstack Graduate Fellow. These doctoral candidates were selected as Sengstack Fellows based on their outstanding academic work and leadership within the Department of Childhood Studies.
Ines’ research seeks to develop new measures of children’s capabilities, particularly in educational settings, so as more effectively impact children’s learning. Marcus is studying youth Pentecostalism in urban settings, focusing on how faith and difficult economic and social circumstances mix in the lives of young people. Martin is in the midst of research which probes historical notions of American boyhood and frontier mythology in order to better articulate how these powerful ideological constructs worked to shape, define, and imagine each other in the second half of the 19th century and beyond
The Department is pleased to add these Fellows to the growing number of Sengstack scholars supported by the generosity of Mrs. Alice Sengstack, who has endowed this fellowship to honor the memory of her husband, David K. Sengstack, Rutgers College Class of 1944. Our deepest thanks are owed to Mrs. Sengstack for her generosity in endowing this fellowship in Mr. Sengstack’s name and for her commitment to making a reality of her vision of a better world through understanding children and childhood.