Special joint session RC31 & RC34 on Youth mobilities




The Sociology of New Entanglements of Religions, Politics, and Economies

Melbourne, Australia, June 25-July 1, 2023



Call for papers

Special joint session RC31 & RC34 on Youth mobilities

ISA Session: Conceptualising Transnational Youth Mobilities and Transitions amidst Social Challenges


Youth people aged between 18 – 30 represent the most mobile cohort across the globe. RC 31 (Migration) and RC 34 (Youth) are hosting a special joint session which invites papers that examine transnational youth mobilities and transitions amidst the social challenges of our contemporary world. Drawing on this year’s ISA Congress theme, we examine a range of issues including if and how the global rise of authoritarianism, populism, xenophobia and racism impacts young people’s mobility decisions and trajectories. What are the similarities and differences in the experiences of young people on the move from the global north and the global south? How has the recent pandemic impacted their mobility aspirations and pathways? How does mobility shape new possibilities for adulthood in a changing world? In exploring these and other questions, we welcome papers that feature the methodological and conceptual developments needed to better understand this generation making a life on the move.


This is a special invited session and does not appear on the ISA Congress sessions page. Abstract submissions via email welcome. If you would like to submit an abstract, please email your abstract directly to the session organisers by 28th September 2022. Abstracts are to be no more than 300 words. Please also include title, up to 4 keywords, author/s & institution/s, and email contact details.


To submit an abstract or for further details, please contact:

Professor Anita Harris: anita.harris@deakin.edu.au

Professor Loretta Baldassar: l.baldassar@ecu.edu.au