Announcing the University of Edinburgh Young People’s Transitions Conference, 21 April 2017: Call for Abstracts open!

Young People’s Transitions: Dimensions, Difficulties and Diversity
Multi-Disciplinary Conference
University of Edinburgh, 21 April 2017

A one-day conference for youth researchers, policymakers and practitioners sponsored by the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships.

On April 21, 2017 the University of Edinburgh’s Childhood and Youth Studies Network and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships will be holding a free, one-day conference for youth researchers, policymakers and practitioners. Young People’s Transitions: Dimensions, Difficulties and Diversity seeks to explore, illuminate and interrogate the complexity of young people’s lives today and ask questions relating to the myriad factors that shape the youth phase. The conference aims to include delegates from the academic, policy and practice communities that engage with young people, and conference presentations will be given by PhD or early-career researchers from a variety of disciplines.

The conference will also feature two renowned keynote speakers: Divya Jindal-Snape, Professor of Education, Inclusion and Life Transitions, University of Dundee and Andy Furlong, Professor of Social Inclusion and Education, University of Glasgow.

The Call for Abstracts is now open to PhD or early career researchers for 20 minute presentations (250 word abstract). The two conference streams for abstracts are:

  • Inequality and Its Impacts
    How does inequality manifest itself in the multiple transitions of young people, and what are the impacts?
  • Who or What is in Control
    How do the structural determinants of society interact with the agency of young people as they make transitions in this life stage?

Abstract deadline: 13 February 2017. See detailed Call for Abstracts here.

For more information about the Conference, including detailed abstract guidelines, please click on the menu ‘Young People’s Transitions Conference 2017‘ above.  Registration for delegates opening soon!

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