Anthony Wright Joins the the Department in Fall 2019

The Department of Childhood Studies welcomes Anthony Wright to the faculty in Fall 2019. Anthony Wright will receive his PhD in medical anthropology this spring from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco. His research uses ethnographic methods to explore technologically mediated processes of care and communication among young people in life-threatening circumstances, from … Continue reading Anthony Wright Joins the the Department in Fall 2019

Cyber Warfare: Doctoral Student, Michelle Lyttle-Storrod, Warns of Street Gangs’ Use of Social Media and Mobile Devices

In his recent State of the Union address, President Donald Trump talked about the scourge of gangs in the United States and the ongoing measures to eliminate them. Accounts of turf wars, members’ loyalties, and peer-on-peer violence ring disturbingly familiar, but they now extend into previously unchartered territory: cyberspace, explains a Rutgers University–Camden doctoral student. … Continue reading Cyber Warfare: Doctoral Student, Michelle Lyttle-Storrod, Warns of Street Gangs’ Use of Social Media and Mobile Devices

Dr. Kate Cairns published a new article in the Harvard Educational Review: “Beyond Magic Carrots: Garden Pedagogies and the Rhetoric of Effects”

In this essay, Dr. Cairns considers the implications of assessing garden pedagogies, arguing that a rhetoric of effects assumes an essentialist conception of the child-as-educational-output and bolsters a neoliberal vision of social change rooted in personal transformation. Drawing from ethnographic research with youth gardens in Toronto, Ontario, and Camden, New Jersey, she highlights contextualized experiences … Continue reading Dr. Kate Cairns published a new article in the Harvard Educational Review: “Beyond Magic Carrots: Garden Pedagogies and the Rhetoric of Effects”