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Youth Transitions: Past, Present and Future Online Workshop

A BSA Postgraduate Webinar

3 September 2020 (9.15am – 2pm)

About the Event

Whilst the concept of youth transitions remains a fundamental 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.

At the beginning of the event, there will be the possibility to talk about your research in small groups. This will be followed by thematic spot-lights (15 min) in order to stimulate in-depth discussions in small groups as well as with all attendants to allow reflection on where next for youth transitions. The event will be wrapped up with a panel discussion at the end. Due to the online format we have integrated regular off-screen breaks as well as a 45 minute lunch break.

In revisiting the theory of youth transitions, we are largely centering our discussions on the themes of Gender, Race, Health and Institutions. We will also be taking into account implications of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement for youth transitions in the present and in the future.

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 Clare Coultas (King’s College London)
  • 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 7 August 2020.


Registration is required but the event is free of charge.

Contact the Organisers

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