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Julie C. Garlen

Julie C. Garlen

Julie C. Garlen is an Associate Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies at Carleton University, where she currently serves as the Co-Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies. Previously, she worked in early childhood teacher education in the U.S. South for 11 years. Her work in cultural curriculum studies has explored how culture functions symbolically, institutionally, and pedagogically in the lives of children and youth. In addition to her work with the Republic of Childhood Youth Forum, she is a co-investigator on a SSHRC-funded research project that is exploring the practical and theoretical links between adult memories of childhood and contemporary social constructs of the child in order to better understand how adults think about, plan for, and imagine the children they plan to work with.