The Black Girlhood Studies Lab examines the lives of Black girls historically and ethnographically in community-centered ways. Black girlhood studies has recently emerged as an undisciplined field where there is not an exclusive canon, but it is an interdisciplinary, multi-method, and discursively expansive mode of knowledge production and activism. In this lab, we will engage in innovative research, build a collaboration with the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition, and provide mentorship to undergraduate students. In the spirit, scholarship, and praxis of Black girlhood studies, we will craft a community through thought-partnership and community-based research.  

The Lab is based at and funded by the CRE2, with support from African and African-American Studies; American Culture Studies; the Institute for Public Health; and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Kenly Brown

Dr. Kenly Brown
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of African and African American Studies