American Studies

Childhood and the State: Race, Justice, and Growing up in the USA

Spring Symposium

Fri, April 16, 2010 | CPE 2.206

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Featuring alumnus Dr. William Bush of Texas A&M University San Antonio with new work by graduate students Josh Holland and Elissa Underwood

William Bush received his B.A. in History from the University of New Orleans, M.A. in History from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the history of teenagers and their often troubled place in American society. His current book project, Who Gets a Childhood?: Race and Juvenile Justice in Twentieth Century Texas (forthcoming 2010 from University of Georgia Press), examines the emergence of separate cultural and policy categories for adolescents according to race and class.

Sponsored by Department of American Studies, the Briscoe Center for American History, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Department of Communuication Studies, the Department of Educational Administration, the Department of Educational Psychology, the Department of English, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Resarch Center

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