Claudia Mitchell to co-edit new book series, "Transnational Girlhoods"


Published: 15Sep2017

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Berghahn will publish a new book series co-edited by Claudia Mitchell, James McGill Professor with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education and Director of McGill's Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW).

Girlhood Studies has emerged over the last decade as a strong area of interdisciplinary research and activism, encompassing studies of feminism, women and gender, and childhood and youth and extending into such areas as sociology, anthropology, development studies, children’s literature, and cultural studies. As the first book series to focus specifically on this exciting field, Transnational Girlhoods will help to advance the research and activism agenda by publishing full-length monographs and edited collections that reflect a robust interdisciplinary and global perspective. International in scope, the series will draw on a vibrant network of girlhood scholars already active across North America, Europe, Russia, Oceania, and Africa, while forging connections with new activist and scholarly communities.

Transnational Girlhoods is now officially accepting submissions, and the first books in the series will begin publishing in 2018. Please direct all queries and proposals to Claudia Mitchell, claudia.mitchell [at] (The proposal form can be downloaded from here.)

Claudia Mitchell is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, and Director of the McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW). She has written extensively in the area of girlhood studies and is the co-founder and editor-in-chief for the award-winning Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. In 2016 Mitchell received the top research honour of the SSHRC, the Gold Medal, and was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Series Editors:
Claudia Mitchell (McGill University, Canada)
Bodil Formark (Umea University, Sweden)
Ann Smith (McGill University, Canada)

International Advisory Panel:
Sandrina deFinney (University of Victoria, Canada)
Olga Zdravomyslova (Gorbachev Foundation, Russia)
Relebohile Moletsane (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Fiona Vera-Gray (Durham University, UK)