Youth Intersections Workshop

A BSA Youth Studies Group Event

20 September 2019
Manchester Centre for Youth Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK 

About the Event

Keynote: Tracy Shildrick, Professor of Sociology, Newcastle University

A collaborative workshop exploring intersectional perspectives in Youth Studies, with a view to generating abstracts for the BSA Annual Conference 2020 and other events.

Youth intersections are multilayered and multifaceted. At a global and local scale, Youth Studies researchers have engaged in critical work which considers the interplay between youth and gender, sexuality, social class, race/ethnicity, dis/ability and geographical location, as these relate to young people’s identities, lived experiences, and life transitions, with a fruitful focus on the multiple disenfranchisements that intersectional analyses open up. In addition, researchers from a wide range of sub-disciplines of Sociology and cognate disciplines hold ‘intersecting interests’ in youth (sub)cultures and transitions, leading to novel explorations of youth in our troubling times.

To respond to this, the BSA Youth Studies Group invites scholars at all stages of their careers to participate in our Youth Intersections event. Youth Intersections is an exciting opportunity to bring scholars into productive dialogues about research with/on young people around youth (sub)cultures and transitions. This workshop will appeal to scholars engaging in research with/on young people in Youth Studies; the sub-disciplines of Sociology (e.g. Digital Sociology, Medical Sociology, Migration); and other cognate disciplines (eg. Criminology, Geography, Politics, Gender Studies, Public Health).

Professor Tracy Shildrick will deliver a keynote on the history of Youth Studies in the UK, and its future directions. We will then invite delegates to give brief (3 minutes, 1 slide) presentations on their current research interests, which will act as a ‘springboard’ for the afternoon’s activities and help identify synergies among delegates. After lunch, all delegates are invited to participate in collaborative workshop discussions with a view to producing conference abstracts on intersectional youth (sub)cultures and transitions research for submission to the BSA Annual Conference 2020 or other future presentation opportunities of their choosing. The BSA’s call for papers for the 2020 conference will close on 11 October 2019.

Call for Contributions

If you would like to participate in the BSA Youth Intersections workshop, please email the organisers with a summary of research interests, and a tentative title and brief outline of proposed BSA or other conference paper (bullet points are fine).

Please include the following details in your email:  




Are you an Early Career Researcher (ECR)?: Yes/No

Are you planning to attend BSA 2020? Yes/No

Deadline for applications: Monday, 2 September 2019


  • BSA Members: £25
  • Non-BSA Members: £30
  • BSA Students: £20
  • Non-BSA students: £25

If you are facing significant financial barriers preventing participation in this event, we encourage you to contact us at the above email address.


Dr Benjamin Hanckel, King’s College London; Dr Karenza Moore, University of Salford; and Dr Caitlin Nunn, Manchester Metropolitan University.