Call for Applications for Graduate Study Department of Childhood Studies Rutgers University—Camden, NJ, USA

Applications are now being accepted for Ph.D. and MA programs. Ph.D. application deadline: January 12, 2018. Up to 5 years’ funding available, on a competitive basis, in Graduate Assistantships for PhD students. Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information.

In addition to Graduate Assistantships, significant ongoing support of graduate student research and travel is also available. Please see program/financial-aid/ for the different funding opportunities offered.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in higher education, counseling, publishing and other areas, nationally and internationally. See “Where Are They Now?” for updates (

Department faculty ( represent diverse areas of scholarship—including psychology, literature, sociology, history, geography, education, media studies, critical race and post-colonial studies and health sciences—who, through research, public engagement and teaching, contribute to the expansion of the dynamic field of childhood studies, with a number having recently published books (

Please contact Dr. Sarada Balagopalan (, Director of Graduate Studies, with any questions regarding graduate applications.

Announcements: The Department of Childhood Studies is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Anthropology of Childhood and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) at Rutgers-Camden on March 7-9, 2019. The biennial conference brings together anthropologists and other researchers interested in ethnographic methods and theory to investigate the diverse, lived experiences of children and youth. A Call for Papers will be out in early 2018.

Childhood Studies also recently played host to the Society for the History of Children and Youth Ninth Biennial Conference in June 2017. Approximately 250 attendees from more than dozen countries came to Rutgers-Camden for the memorable three-day event (

Background: The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey USA (, opened its doors in September 2007 as the first Ph.D. granting program in Childhood Studies in North America. Graduate students in the program (, hail from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them an impressive array of educational and life experience.

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