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 … 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)