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Professor of Childhood Studies

Rachel Conrad

Hampshire College Professor Rachel Conrad
Rachel Conrad
Professor of Childhood Studies
Critical Social Inquiry
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Rachel Conrad
Franklin Patterson Hall 205
Rachel Conrad, Professor of Childhood Studies, has an A.B. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Professor Conrad teaches courses on childhood studies and critical youth studies with a particular focus on the convergence of psychological, social, and literary analysis. 

Professor Conrad’s current scholarship involves taking young people seriously as poets and is the subject of her book project, Time for Childhoods: Young Poets and Questions of Agency. Her essays have appeared in Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research; Children’s Literature Association Quarterly; Callaloo: Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters; Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures; and The Lion and the Unicorn’s Special Issue on Children’s Rights and Children’s Literature.

She is on the steering committee of the Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning program.

Recent and Upcoming Courses