Dr. Meredith Bak is the author of the recently published book Playful Visions: Optical Toys and the Emergence of Children’s Media Culture

Meredith A. Bak, Assistant Professor Playful Visions: Optical Toys and the Emergence of Children’s Media Culture (MIT Press, 2020) The kaleidoscope, the stereoscope, and other nineteenth-century optical toys analyzed as “new media” of their era, provoking anxieties similar to our own about children and screens. In the nineteenth century, the kaleidoscope, the thaumatrope, the zoetrope, … Continue reading Dr. Meredith Bak is the author of the recently published book Playful Visions: Optical Toys and the Emergence of Children’s Media Culture

Dr. Daniel Cook is the author of the recently published book The Moral Project of Childhood

Daniel Cook, Professor The Moral Project of Childhood (NYU Press, 2020) Examines the Protestant origins of motherhood and the child consumer. Throughout history, the responsibility for children’s moral well-being has fallen into the laps of mothers. In The Moral Project of Childhood, the noted childhood studies scholar Daniel Thomas Cook illustrates how mothers in the … Continue reading Dr. Daniel Cook is the author of the recently published book The Moral Project of Childhood

Ph.D. Student Rashmi Kumari’s article titled “Menstruating women and celebate gods: a discourse analysis of women’s entry into Sabarimala temple in Kerala, India was published in Third World Thematics: a TWQ Journal

Rashmi Kumari’s paper is a review of the discourses generated in the media after the September 2018 verdict by the Supreme Court of India which ‘allowed’ women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple. She analyzes the discourses primarily in these three groups – first, the advocates of the ‘subaltern’ subject, second, the advocates … Continue reading Ph.D. Student Rashmi Kumari’s article titled “Menstruating women and celebate gods: a discourse analysis of women’s entry into Sabarimala temple in Kerala, India was published in Third World Thematics: a TWQ Journal