The Sociology of Youth Thematic Group of the Australian Sociological Association is holding a workshop for post-graduate students on Friday 28th of November at the University of Adelaide (the day after the TASA annual conference).
This workshop will provide attendees with the opportunity to present their work to a panel of established scholars in Australian youth studies, including Professor Johanna Wyn (Director of the Youth Research Centre at the University of Melbourne) and Dr Steven Threadgold (Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle), as well as convenors of the thematic group. Students will give a presentation of around 45 minutes on their work, and receive feedback and critical discussion from the panel.
This workshop is an opportunity for post-graduate students to receive feedback on their work from experienced youth sociologists outside of their usual network, and to meet working academics with a variety of specialisations. The workshop is held to coincide with the TASA annual conference, and students attending this conference are encouraged to apply.
Students will be accepted to the workshop on the basis of an abstract and biography. A limited number of places are available, and will be allocated on a competitive basis. Students at all stages in the PhD process are encouraged to apply, including those who submitted or completed in 2014.
A small amount of funding (around $250) will be provided by TASA to assist students to attend. Students who are accepted to present will receive this funding, as long as they are TASA members.
Abstracts (400 words max) and a short bio should be emailed to:
The deadline for abstracts is Monday the 1st of September.
This workshop is a great opportunity for up and coming scholars in youth studies to network and discuss their work. We look forward to reading the abstracts and to convening this workshop as part of the Thematic Group’s activities at TASA this year.
TASA Youth Thematic Group convenors
David Farrugia, Julia Coffey and Paula Geldens.