“Girls’ Studies in the Rural” – new chapter by Dr. Kate Cairns

Dr. Kate Cairns has contributed a chapter to Feminisms and Ruralities, a collection of feminist scholarship edited by Barbara Pini, Berit Brandth, and Jo Little. Cairns’s chapter challenges the urban centrism of girls’ studies, and calls for greater attention to intersections of geographical and social location in the lived experience of girlhood.  Read more and … Continue reading “Girls’ Studies in the Rural” – new chapter by Dr. Kate Cairns

Childhood Studies researchers receive $69,968 grant from New Jersey Health Initiatives

Dr. Robin Stevens (Assistant Professor) and Neeta Goel (PhD Candidate) received a three year grant to evaluate the effects of a new community center on the Cramer Hill neighborhood in Camden. Read the full story at https://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2014/11/rutgers-camden_study_to_survey_effects_of_salvation_army_kroc_center_on_neighborhood.html

New Article by Dr. Lauren Silver Published in The Urban Review

Dr. Lauren Silver’s article, “Urban School Formation: Identity Work and Constructing an Origin Story,” was recently published in The Urban Review.  The article ethnographically traces the identity work involved in establishing Shearwater High School, a charter school to reengage youth who had dropped out of St. Louis Public Schools. 

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