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Call for Abstracts: Conceptualising Youth Mobilities amidst Social Challenges Workshop, 28 November 2022 - Call for Abstracts deadline extended.


Conceptualising Youth Mobilities amidst Social Challenges will bring together researchers with an interest in youth mobilities, from across the social sciences, for a one-day workshop. This workshop will be held on Monday 28 November 2022, at Deakin Burwood Corporate Centre (BCC), and online on Zoom.  


The workshop welcomes all researchers who wish to share their scholarship and participate in discussion around youth mobilities. It seeks to provide an opportunity for attendees to build networks and connect with likeminded researchers at all stages of their careers, including early career and postgraduate. We seek to support research that has a connection to Australia, however we also recognise that as youth mobilities research, this may likely include connections to places overseas as well.


We invite presentations that examine transnational youth mobilities amidst the social challenges of our contemporary world. What is the role of mobility in young people’s negotiation of social challenges? How might emerging forms of mobility (re)shape perceptions of adulthood and aspirations for youth transitions? How do young people construct belonging and place in a mobile world?

The theme of Social Challenges is particularly timely considering the growing knowledge of the challenges that young people face as society emerges from COVID-19 associated lockdowns; grappling with in many cases pre-existing issues including mental health, employment, racism and inequality, among others. 


We invite submissions focusing especially on youth mobilities. However, other topics we may consider are:

  • Youth transitions

  • Youth futures and aspirations

  • Belonging

  • Transnational ties

  • Covid-19 and youth


Traditional academic papers, alternative presentations (e.g. creative readings, collective presentations, posters, etc.) are welcome. Please submit 200-word abstracts and 100-word bios via the Google Form, by 5pm (AEST) 14 August 2022. For questions or more information, please contact Hao Zheng (haozhen@deakin.edu.au), or Alex Lee (leealex@deakin.edu.au).