About

Stephanie Olsen, Ph.D, FRHistS, is based in the history department at McGill University (Montreal). She was previously fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for the History of Emotions (Berlin) and postdoctoral fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University.  The author/co-author of two monographs, Juvenile Nation: Youth, Emotions and the Making of the Modern British Citizen (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Learning How to Feel: Children’s Literature and the History of Emotional Socialization, c. 1870-1970 (Oxford University Press, 2014), and the editor of the collection, Childhood, Youth and Emotions in Modern History: National, Colonial and Global Perspectives (Palgrave, 2015), her new research focuses on children’s education and the cultivation of hope in the First World War. It is supported by a Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada Insight Development Grant. She is also the general co-editor of the forthcoming 6-volume Bloomsbury Cultural History of Youth.

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