Four from GSLIS present at SSHA Annual Meeting

Christine Jenkins
Christine Jenkins, Associate Professor Emerita

Two GSLIS faculty members and two alumni will present at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) on November 6-9 in Toronto. The theme of the 2014 meeting is “Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past.”

Associate Professor Christine Jenkins will chair a session on November 8 titled, “Unequal Access: Censorship and Library Services to Youth,” in which she, Assistant Professor Emily Knox (MS ’03), and GSLIS alumni Loretta Gaffney (MS ’98, CAS ’00, PhD ’12) and Melanie Kimball (MS ’98, PhD ’03) will speak.

Presentations include:

Loretta Gaffney, The Pornography of Information: Young Adult Literature and Conservative Activism, 1990-2012.

Christine Jenkins, "Deviant" Content, "Inappropriate" Books: Teen Readers and Libraries, 1945-1995.

Melanie Kimball, "Separate But Equal": Segregated Playgrounds and Storytimes in Early 20th Century St. Louis.

Emily Knox, Reading and Intellectual Freedom for Youth: A Historical Overview.