Register for “The Girl in Theory: Toward a Critical Girlhood Studies Symposium”

deadline for submissions: 
March 29, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Girlhood Studies Collective

Registration for “The Girl in Theory: Toward a Critical Girlhood Studies Symposium” is now live! The symposium will be held virtually on March 29-31, 2023. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register on our website:


“The Girl in Theory” is the first annual symposium presented by the Girlhood Studies Collective, a new community of scholars, researchers, and practitioners who do critical work on the girl, girlhood, and girls’ culture. This symposium invites exploration of what it means to theorize through and with the girl and the category of girlhood, and centers critical conversations on the generative tensions and future possibilities of scholarship on girls and girlhoods. “The Girl in Theory” will explore: what does it mean to invoke “the girl” as the central subject of research and inquiry? In an ever-shifting landscape of gender politics that push beyond binary categories and narrow identities, what does the category of “the girl” have to offer critical research? How are scholars attending to shifting definitions of “the girl” and “girlhood”? And how might these generative tensions push the field of girlhood studies in new, critical directions?


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