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Aims and Objectives:
The Sociology of Youth Thematic Group aims to facilitate all sociological based research relating to young people. The group provides a collegial forum for collaboration and supportive engagement between youth researchers at all points in their careers. The group advocates for sociological perspectives in multi-disciplinary projects and public debates around young people. It also supports publicly engaged youth sociology aimed at improving conditions for young people in Australian and elsewhere through sociologically informed policies and programs.

Year Established: March 2010

Amy Dobson, Curtin University
Rose Butler, Deakin University
Benjamin Hanckle, University of Technology, Sydney

Group members:

  • Malcolm Alexander
  • Joan Abbott-Chapman
  • Susan Oakley
  • Anita Harris
  • Sarah MacLean
  • Jenny Chesters
  • Sonia Martin
  • Dan Woodman
  • Katie Wright
  • Carol Reid
  • Philippa Collin
  • Mike Dee
  • Sarah Baker
  • Peter Doran
  • Jonathan Smith
  • Jens O. Zinn
  • Briony Horsfall
  • Andy Bennett
  • Vince Marotta
  • Dorothy Bottrell
  • Amelia Johns
  • Brendan Churchill
  • Kathryn Seymour
  • Pam Nilan
  • Steven Threadgold
  • Fiona MacDonald
  • Ellie Vasta
  • Mark McCrindle
  • David Farrugia
  • Keith Heggart
  • Charlotte Fabiansson
  • Joanne Bryant
  • Sarah Redshaw
  • Amy Shields Dobson
  • Clare Bartholomaeus
  • Laura Gobey
  • Joel Robert McGregor
  • Catherine Robinson
  • Mithzay Pomenta (De La Espriella)
  • Sharon Aris
  • Joshua Roose
  • Julia Coffey
  • Joseph Borlagdan
  • Paulina Billett
  • Tori Stratford
  • Shanthi Robertson
  • Meave Noonan
  • Karen Block
  • Rose Butler
  • Megan Sharp
  • Adele Pavlidis
  • Natalie Hendry
  • Clare Southerton
  • Quentin Maire
  • Catherine Waite
  • Ramón Menéndez Domingo
  • Tom Barnes
  • Josie Reade
  • Garth Stahl
  • Andreas Cebulla
  • Gbenga Afolayan
  • Ron Baird
  • Laura McClintock
  • Melinda Herron
  • Clarissa Carden
  • Lesley Pruitt
  • Ruth Jeanes
  • Carrie Connolly
  • Lise Mogensen
  • Maja Moensted
  • Glenda McGregor
  • Signe Ravn
  • Erika Siabatto
  • Shane Duggan
  • Helen Berents
  • Ben Lyall
  • Aaron Hart
  • Benjamin Pinkard
  • Heather Downey
  • Jessica Walton
  • Kerrie Mackey-Smith
  • Ben Kristian Citto Laksana
  • Joni Meenagh
  • Gaynor Lee
  • Antonia Canosa
  • Johanna Garnett
  • Zohre Ahmadabadi
  • Anna Denejkina
  • Amy Vanderharst
  • Shirley Jackson
  • Carmel Hobbs
  • Jade Howell
  • Crystal Abidin
  • Steven Roberts
  • Joshua Spier
  • amy neve
  • Matthew Hart
  • Georgie Harwood
  • Sohoon Lee
  • Nicholas Kimberley
  • Julia Cook
  • Noah Mokaya Omambia Sanganyi
  • David Fagg

Youth Cultures, belongings, transitions: Bridging the gap in youth research - conference

Griffith Centre for Cultural Research and The Australian Sociological Association Sociology of Youth Thematic Group are proud to co-host:
Youth Cultures, belongings, transitions: Bridging the gap in youth research
22 – 24 November, 2012
Brisbane, Australia
Submission deadline: July 31, 2012. Read on…

Risk and the Life Course – Workshop

Call for Papers

Risk and the Life Course – Workshop

21st-22nd of July 2011

The University of Melbourne

School of Social and Political Sciences

The notion of emerging new risks and how to avoid or manage them has become central to modern societies and contemporary identity. Australian researchers have been at the forefront of exploring how a ‘risk society’ is reshaping the life course – for example suggesting the transition between youth and adulthood has been reshaped. This two day workshop at the University of Melbourne will explore how new divisions and uncertainties, and a discourse focused on risk and individualised risk management, are reshaping the biography and the life course.

The full details are available in Word (12kb) and Pdf (295kb)


Click here for the 2010 Annual Report