Kabita Chakraborty's book was launched at the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) in January 2016. Her book explores changing youth culture in the urban slums of Kolkata, tracking the journey of several key informants, as they make the transition from girls to young women. The book actively tackles dominant discourses about slum youth as […]
Kabita Chakraborty was recognized for her ability to bring the lived experiences of children in slum communities in India, and plantation communities in Malaysia, into the classroom. Her teaching helps students make real-world connections with respect to theory and research. Chakraborty was lauded for her passionate and innovate teaching practice, as well as fostering the […]
On January 22, 2018, faculty members and graduate students reconvened to re-present their papers from the IRSCL (International Research Society for Children’s Literature) Congress, held at York in Summer 2017. The Post-IRSCL Symposium, co-organized by Stacey Bliss, PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education and Anah-Jayne Markland, PhD Candidate in CCY (Childhood, Children, and Youth […]
The Children’s Studies program is deeply saddened by the recent loss of our colleague and the founder of the program, Carole Carpenter. Carole was born in Vancouver, earned a B.Sc. in Psychology at Dalhousie University and a Ph.D. in Folklore-Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Carpenter joined the Department of Humanities in 1971 and […]
IRSCL Congress 2017, The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, and Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean) at York University are pleased to announce a very special roundtable: Indigeneity & Children’s & Young Adult Literature on Sunday July 30th, 2017, 5.00pm-6.30pm, ACW 109 (Accolade West). The event is open to all delegates and the […]
The Children's Studies program and the School of School of Social Work are pleased to present this year's 2017 Chamberlain Speaker Series event: Dr. Tillie Curran "Disabled Children's Childhood Studies: A Distinct Approach?" Thursday June 22, 2017 11:30-2:30 S802 Ross All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be provided. Please see attached poster […]
International congress focuses on theme of "possible and impossible children"
Several students from the HUMA 4147 summer course abroad in Limpopo, South Africa 2016 recently participated in the LA&PS Summer Abroad 2016 Contest. The contest invited submissions from all students in LA&PS summer abroad courses to showcase their educational experience abroad. Team Limpopo 2016 had three finalists in the competition! Rowena Tam, Chenai David and Aisha […]