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Last Name
SUNY Plattsburgh
Website URL
History of Childhood and Youth, Girlhood Studies, 20th Century African-American History, Health and the Body, Physical Culture and Sport, Environmental Studies,
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About Me

I am a PRODiG Fellow/Visiting Scholar in Gender and Women’s Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh (2020-2022). I am a historian of childhood and youth with a focus on 20th century African-American girlhood. My current book project examines discourses of health and beauty for African-American adolescent girls in the early 20th century urban North.

Recent Publications

White, Samantha “Ebony Jr! and the Black Athlete: Meritocracy, Sport, and African-American Children’s Media,” Journal of Sport History. (Forthcoming, Summer 2020)

White, Samantha “Sport,” SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, (2020).

White, Samantha. “Negotiating Female Athletic Identity Through the Works of R.R. Knudson” Aethlon: Journal of Sport Literature. (2017)

White, Samantha. “Race, Class, Space, and Memory at Wo-Chi-Ca: A Look at Radical Leftist Summer Camping.” Child & Youth Services  (2015)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Gender, Race, Sports