The International Day of the Girl Child brings global attention to the experiences of girls worldwide. As many activists and organizations work to help imp rove the lives of girls by advocating for equal access to education, protection from violence, and to overcoming other forms of inequity and oppression, scholars, too, are exploring many interdisciplinary topics through the lens of girlhood. Girlhood Studies is a growing body of scholarly investigation that centers the lived realities and concerns of girls and experiences of girlhood.
As a way to celebrate the International Day of the Girl as well as Girlhood Studies, we have curated a Girlhood Syllabus, which brings together University of Illinois Press publications that contribute to this body of work. All the titles assembled here are UIP publications, or reviews of them, and we hope scholars, readers, and other publishers will offer their own contributions to help make this list an expansive, inclusive, dynamic, and helpful resource. Please use the hashtags #GirlhoodSyllabus and #ReadUPforGirls and reply to any of our Girlhood Syllabus tweets or tag your favorite Girlhood Studies resource on Twitter to add to the conversation!
For easier reading and as a handy resource, we have included the UIP publications as a PDF that you can download and share. The International Day of the Girl Child is October 11.