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

Samantha White wins Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest

The Department of Childhood Studies would like to congratulate Ph.D. student Samantha White, winner of the Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest for 2016.  Samantha unanimously won for her essay entitled “Negotiating Female Athletic Identity in Educational Spaces through the Works of R.R. Knudson.”  Samantha’s essay will be published in a forthcoming issue of Aethlon: The … Read more of Samantha White wins Sport Literature Association Graduate Essay Contest

Congratulations to Ellen Malven and Abigail Todhunter-Reid winners of the David K. Sengstack Fellowship for 2016-17

Ellen Malven’s research which is tentatively titled “Adolescents, Media, and the Consumer-Environmental Connection”—has three primary goals:  1) to identify potential relationships between adolescents’ consumer and environmental attitudes and behaviors, 2) to explore adolescents’ perceptions of framing and persuasive tactics in media and advertisements focused on consumerism and environmentalism, and 3) to identify potential relationships between … Read more of Congratulations to Ellen Malven and Abigail Todhunter-Reid winners of the David K. Sengstack Fellowship for 2016-17

Congratulations to Eva Lupold the Marsh-Gillette Fellow for 2016-17

Eva Lupold’s dissertation adopts an interdisciplinary approach that bridges disability studies, girlhood studies, and media studies.  The project examines discourses surrounding disabled girlhoods that circulate in mass media which are constructed by adult “authorities,” as well as the way that disabled girls negotiate such discourses in online platforms.  Using Foucauldian Discourse Analysis, Eva assesses the … Read more of Congratulations to Eva Lupold the Marsh-Gillette Fellow for 2016-17

2015-2016 Outstanding Graduating Senior Winners!

The department of Childhood Studies is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Outstanding Graduating Senior award: Ndidiamaka Onwudinjo and Darnell Williams. Congratulations!”