Girlhood Studies (Vol. 14, Issue 2)

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Dear Colleague, Dear Colleague,

Dear Colleague,


The latest issue of Girlhood Studies has published! This special issue was inspired by the 2019 International Girlhood Studies Association (IGSA) conference at the University of Notre Dame (IGSA@ND).


Girlhood Studies is published in association with the International Girls Studies Association (IGSA).


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Volume 14, Issue 2



What can Girlhood Studies be?

Claudia Mitchell


Guest Editor's Introduction

Call-and-Response: Looking Outward from/with IGSA@ND

Angeletta KM Gourdine, Mary Celeste Kearney, and Shauna Pomerantz



crushed little stars: A Praxis-in-Process of Black Girlhood

Jordan Ealey


Disney’s Specific and Ambiguous Princess: A Discursive Analysis of Elena of Avalor

Diana Leon-Boys


Muslim Girlhood, Skam Fandom, and DIY Citizenship

Briony Hannell


Black Girls Swim: Race, Gender, and Embodied Aquatic Histories

Samantha White


Ensuring Failure?: The Impact of Class on Girls in Swedish Secure Care

Maria A. Vogel


Where are all the Girls and Indigenous People at IGSA@ND?

The Young Indigenous Women’s Utopia Group, Cindy Moccasin, Jessica McNab, Catherine Vanner, Sarah Flicker, Jennifer Altenberg, and Kari-Dawn Wuttunee


Sites of Girlhood

Tiffany Rhoades Isselhardt



Changelings in Chicago

Courtney Cook


Myths of Age and Sexual Maturity

Iris Chui Ping Kam


New Subjectivities: Maasai Schoolgirlhood as Light and (Girl Effects) Logic

Megan Connor


Black Girl Refusals and Reimaginings: Theorizing Liberatory Black Girlhoods Across the Diaspora

Desirée de Jesus


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