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Youth Transitions: Past, Present and Future Workshop

A BSA Postgraduate Regional Event

3 September 2020 (10am – 5.30pm)
University of Manchester, UK

About the Event

Whilst the concept of youth transitions remains a foundational theory in Youth Studies, there are increasingly diverse contemporary interpretations of transitions within the field, across other research genres and within policy and practice. Consequently, it seems an opportune time to reopen the debate on youth transitions. 

This regional workshop, open to both postgraduate and early career researchers will examine the past, present and future of youth transitions. We hope to create a space with which to discuss traditional and modern interpretations of youth transitions focusing on how this relates to our research. We will have stimulating presentations and in-depth discussions to allow reflection on where next for youth transitions.

In revisiting the theory of youth transitions, we are largely centering our discussions on four broad themes: Gender, Race, Health and Institutions.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Tracy Shildrick (Newcastle University)
  • Dr Kim Allen (University of Leeds)
  • Dr Adam Formby (York St John University)

Confirmed Early Careers Researcher Panel

  • Dr Elsie Whittington (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Dr Jayne Price (University of Chester)

Expressions of interest

This workshop will appeal to scholars engaging in research with/about young people in Youth Studies; sub-disciplines of Sociology and other similar disciplines such as Education, Politics, Criminology, Geography, Gender Studies and Public Health. To participate, please send an email to the organisers stating why you wish to participate and 150 words on how your research area aligns to the themes of this workshop by 15 June 2020.


If accepted to the workshop, registration fees are:

  • BSA members: £5
  • Non-BSA Members: £15

Contact the Organisers

For further information, please contact Anna Pilson/Imogen Feld/Temidayo Eseonu.