New chapter by Kate Cairns: “Morality and Relationality in Children’s Foodscapes”

Kate Cairns has published a new chapter in Volume 4 of Geographies of Children and Young People, edited by Nancy Worth, Claire Dwyer and Tracy Skelton (Springer). Reviewing key scholarship on childhood, food, and subjectivity, the chapter examines three sites within children and young people’s foodscapes: family food, school food, and fast food. 

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.  Childhood: history & critique (CHC) is a multi-media series of interviews, essays, and reports on happenings in the historical… continue reading

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… continue reading

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.