NEW ARTICLE | Queering Black Girlhood at the Virginia Industrial School

Zaborskis, Mary. “Queering Black Girlhood at the Virginia Industrial School.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 45, no. 2 (January 1, 2020): 373–94.

“Criminalized children were one group of children excluded from twentieth-century and contemporary cultural narratives that have viewed children as sexually innocent, deserving of protection, and beneficiaries of the future. I’m interested in how promises of recuperation, protection, and futurity to criminalized children actually enabled the continued denial of each” (373-374).