5 Questions with Dr Charlie Jeffries on Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars
In this podcast, Allison McKibban speaks to Charlie Jeffries, author of Teenage Dream: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars. Charlie discusses a few of the major themes of her monograph, from the centrality of racialization to sexuality to the role of sexual harm in pop culture. The conversation also moves on to a discussion of the legacies of girlhood sexualities for Roe v. Wade, abortion rights, and hope for the next generation of young activists. More information about the event on July 13th is available on our events page, and you can sign up to attend the launch in-person here and live-streamed online here.
Allison McKibban is a doctoral student and Senior Associate Fellow for The SHaME Project at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research interests occupy the intersection of gender, law, and decolonising studies. Her current project confronts the ways in which U.S. federal policy utilizes settler colonial discourses to (re)produce sexual violence against Indigenous women. Allison also works as the Public Engagement Officer for the AHRS-funded project ‘What is Public History Now?’ She tweets as @AllisonMckibban.
Please join SHaME for its online launch of Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars on Wednesday 13th July, between 18.00-20.00 BST, and get 20% off the book. More information about the event is available on our events page, and you can sign up to attend the launch in-person here and live-streamed online here.