New Book, System Kids, by Dr. Lauren Silver

Dr. Lauren Silver’s new book, System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation, is available for pre-order with the University of North Carolina Press.  For a limited time, UNC Press is offering 40% off all books, including pre-orders of System Kids.   

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 … Read more of Graduate Placement News: Where are they now?

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 … Read more of New article by Dr. Kate Cairns published in Gender and Education.

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

Eva Lupold publication Girlhood Studies 7.2

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 … Read more of Eva Lupold recently accepted for publication in Girlhood Studies 7.2 (Winter 2014)

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 … Read more of Yvonne Pulliam Receives Outstanding Senior Award in Childhood Studies

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 … Read more of Childhood Studies Welcomes Three New Faculty Members in 2014