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Dr. Samantha White


Visiting Scholar & PRODiG Fellow

Samantha White is a social and cultural historian of girlhood with a particular focus on African-American girls. She received her Ph.D. in Childhood Studies from Rutgers University-Camden, her M.Ed. in Youth Development from University of Minnesota, and her B.A. in French from Clark Atlanta University. Her current project examines constructions and representations of health, hygiene, and the body for African-American girls in the early 20th century United States. Her other research interests include physical culture and sport, literary and visual culture, and environmental humanities.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden
    • M.Ed. in Youth Development, University of Minnesota
    • B.A. in French, Clark Atlanta University
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