Graduate Placement News: Where are they now?

Recent recipients of MA and PhD degrees from Childhood Studies give us an update on what they are doing now. Omari Baye (MA, Childhood Studies, 2011) works in Philadelphia as family therapist with children and families deemed at risk for placement/incarceration or children returning home from such placements. Clinton Connor (MA Childhood Studies, 2012) serves… continue reading

New article by Dr. Kate Cairns published in Gender and Education.

Dr. Kate Cairns recently published an article in Gender and Education entitled “Both here and elsewhere: Rural girls’ contradictory visions of the future.” Drawing upon ethnographic research in a rural elementary school in Ontario, Canada, Dr. Cairns brings an analysis of place to debates about gendered subjectivity formation. The article is part of a special… continue reading

Eva Lupold recently accepted for publication in Girlhood Studies 7.2 (Winter 2014)

Eva’s article, “Adolescence in Action: Screening Narratives of Girl Killers,” argues that action-adventure films featuring tween and teenage girls are becoming increasingly popular due to cultural anxieties over changes in nuclear family structures, as well as recent shifts in cultural attitudes towards girlhood sexuality and aggression. Her essay also analyzes why it might be regressive… continue reading

Yvonne Pulliam Receives Outstanding Senior Award in Childhood Studies

Congratulations to Yvonne Pulliam, who received the 2013-2014 Outstanding Senior Award in Childhood Studies! About the Outstanding Senior Award in Childhood Studies The Outstanding Senior Award in Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden, recognizes the Childhood Studies graduating senior who best exemplifies the spirit of scholarship and community commitment that the study of children and childhood… continue reading

Childhood Studies Welcomes Three New Faculty Members in 2014

The Department of Childhood Studies proudly welcomes three new faculty members: Sarada Balagopalan, PhD Ph.D. in International Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University. Dr. Balagopalan joins the department as Associate Professor from the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi. Her work on postcolonial childhoods foregrounds the tension between children’s work and schooling as… continue reading

Childhood Studies Graduates First PhDs in the field in North America

In May 2013, the Department graduated its first Ph.D. students—Marla Wander, Lara Saguisag and Deb Valentine. These “pioneers” of childhood studies represent the leading edge of an exciting and dynamic field. Marla’s research investigates the health decision making process among a adolescents, parents and physicians regarding optional vaccination for preventing HPV infections that cause adult cancers…. continue reading