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DYC Education Professor Publishes Major Volume on Female Students and Violence

Educational Leadership Professor Publishes Major Volume on Female Students and Violence

In her research, Julia Hall, PhD, considers the school and community experiences of urban, marginalized youth.

Buffalo, New York – September 1, 2015 – Julia Hall, PhD, professor of Education Policy and Research at D’Youville College, is the editor of a new book on female students and violence released in June by Routledge, a prestigious British multinational publisher.

Titled “Female Students and Cultures of Violence in Cities” the 192 page book has been called a “compelling volume of the reality and impact of violence in urban girls’ lives at home, in their neighborhoods and communities, and at school.”

Dr. Hall says with the erosion of a social contract, today’s girl has no powerful, gender-oriented movement with which to engage. “She has only herself, and in today’s culture comes to understand the self as a project to be worked on as a way to overcome problems,” she said.

Many girls are susceptible to victimization by cumulative strands of violence in various situations and they have no place to get away from this, the book states.

The book’s contributors ask “Why have so many educators turned their attention away from the reality of violence? Why is there a dependency to categorize such violence as just another example of the general concept of “bullying?”

Dr. Hall’s research concerns the school and community experience of youth who have been economically and culturally marginalized in cities in the context of a rapidly changing economy.

Her previous books include "Canal Town Youth: Community Organization and the Development of Adolescent Identity," "Underprivileged Schoolchildren and the Assault on Dignity: Policy Challenges and Resistance," and "Children’s Human Rights and Public Schools in the U.S."

Dr. Hall is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and McGill University in Montreal.


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