ARCYP Program at 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences


Assocation for Research in Cultures of Young People
June 4, 2013
University of Victoria

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. – “Growing up Global”: Childhoods in a Transnational Context

Chair: Natalie Coulter, (Department of Communication Studies, York University)

  • Chiu, Hsin-fu, (Department of Applied Linguistics, UCLA) “Language, Interaction, and Social Identity in the Chinese Diasporic Speech Community”
  • A. Clotilde Houchon, (Department of Educational and Environmental Psychology, University of Utah). “Disguised as Dick Tracy: Comics, Safe House, and Transmigrant Youth”
  • Rachel Winslow, (Department of Sociology and History, Westmont College). “‘Citizens of the World’? Debates over Childhood and Citizenship in the Wake of Operation Babylift”

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Genderqueer Children and Youth

Chair: Naomi Hamer, (Department of English, University of Winnipeg)

  • Rob Bittner, (Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, SFU). “‘I Can See Me!’: Emerging Genders in Literature for Young People”
  • Natasha Hurley, (Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta). “The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Imagining GenderQueer Youth and Transgender History”
  • Derritt Mason, (Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta). “Adolescence is a Drag: Narrating the Teen Queen in Young Adult Fiction”

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. – ARCYP AGM and LUNCH

2:00 – 3:40 p.m. – Institutional Spaces, Geographies, and Environments of Young People

Chair: Peter Cumming, (Coordinator, Children’s Studies Program in the Department of Humanities, York University)

  • Katherine Fincham-Louis, (Department of Languages and Literature, University of Nicosia, Cyprus) “‘Sometimes I don’t want to be English’: Greek English-Speaking Children in State Elementary Schools in the Republic of Cyprus Report on Issues of Identity”
  • Elizabeth J. Meyer, (Google-CSU Digital Ambassador and Assistant Professor, Shool of Education, California Polytechnic University), Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, (School of Social Work, Université de Montréal), Audrey-Anne Dumais-Michaud, (Université de Montréal), Marie-Joëlle, (Université de Montréal), Kimberley Manning, (Department of Political Science, Concordia University), and Jake Pyne, (Ryerson University). “Reframing the problem: Using Social Action Research to support gender creative and transgender youth”
  • Naomi Hamer, (Department of English, University of Winnipeg). “The Eric Carle Picture Book Museum (USA) and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books (UK): Redesigning the interactive spaces of the children’s museum for the literacy education of young people”

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – ROUNDTABLE (OPEN SESSION): Dis-Orders: Intersections between Critical Disability Studies and Youth Studies

Chair: Louise Saldanha (Department of Arts and Education, Grand Prairie Regional College)

A roundtable redressing a lack of sustained critical attention between critical disability and youth studies. Roundtable participants will include:

  • Brenda LeFrancois, School of Social Work and Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Laurence Parent, Department of the Humanities, Concordia University
  • Kim Sawchuck, Chair in Mobile Media Studies and Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University
  • Esther Ignagni, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. – ARCYP Annual Dinner and Drinks

All members, participants, and attendees are welcome!

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