The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Jones

My dissertation argues that the concept of girlhood as a life stage was critical to black women’s educational philosophy and practice in juvenile reformatories.  I highlight the pedagogies black women employed to mitigate the effects of a society determined to sexualize, criminalize, and exploit black girls.

First Name: 
Lindsey
Position: 
Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Social Foundation of Education)
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Institution: 
University of Virginia
Dissertation Title: 
‘Not a Place of Punishment’: the Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, 1915-1940.”