Congratulations to Dr. Susan Miller

Awarded Honorable Mention for her article “Assent as Agency in the Early Years of the Children of the American Revolution,” in the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth for Best Article for 2016.  Read Dr. Miller’s full article.

Dan Cook participated in a round-table article on kids’ media

Dan Cook participated in a round-table article on kids’ media with Henry Jenkins and Natalie Coulter in the recent issues of Velvet Light Trap (#78, Fall 2016) available on the University of Texas Press. The Fall 2016 Issue #78 includes: Considering Kids’ Media Girl Talk and Girl Tech: Computer Talking Dolls and the Sounds of Girls’ … Read more of Dan Cook participated in a round-table article on kids’ media

New article by Dr. Meredith Bak examines toys-to-life video game Disney Infinity

The article, entitled “Building Blocks of the Imagination: Children, Creativity, and the Limits of Disney Infinity,” appears in a special issue of The Velvet Light Trap on Kids’ Media. In it, Bak explores claims that the game offers children unlimited creative opportunities and critically considers commercial claims to kids creativity in contemporary media culture.  Source … Read more of New article by Dr. Meredith Bak examines toys-to-life video game Disney Infinity