Reimagining the Child: Next Steps in the Study of Childhood

Organization: Rutgers Camden Childhood Studies Graduate Student Organization

Venue: Rutgers University - Camden

Location: Camden, New Jersey, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 22, 2016 / 8:00 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Apr 23, 2016 / 3:00 pm - (EST)
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 20, 2015 Time: 23:59:00 - (EST)
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Since its inception, the field of childhood studies has pushed boundaries in academic approaches to children and childhood. It has challenged scholars to refigure children as active participants in society and constructors of their own life experiences, worked to give voice to young people in research, promoted the understanding of childhood as a socially-constructed category, and encouraged groundbreaking interdisciplinary methodology and analysis. We recognize, however, that innovative thinking about children and childhood is not limited to those scholars working directly in the field of childhood studies. The goal of this year's graduate student conference is to bring together graduate students and other early-career scholars whose work represents a contribution to expanding academic understandings of and approaches to children and childhood.


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Rutgers Camden Childhood Studies Graduate Student Organization
New Jersey
United States

Conference Speakers

Keynote panel on "The Importance of Rethinking Childhood: Lessons from Across Disciplines and Professions" will include three speakers. Currently confirmed are:

Dr Madeline Fox, Assistant Professor in Children & Youth Studies at CUNY

Jens Peter de Pedro, Play Designer with Toca Boca USA