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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 (12/16)
Signe Ravn, University of Melbourne (12/17)
Julia Cook, University of Melbourne (12/17)

Group members:

  • Malcolm Alexander
  • Joan Abbott-Chapman
  • Anita Harris
  • Sarah MacLean
  • Jenny Chesters
  • Dan Woodman
  • Katie Wright
  • Carol Reid
  • Philippa Collin
  • Mike Dee
  • Sarah Baker
  • Peter Doran
  • Rob White
  • Jonathan Smith
  • Jens O. Zinn
  • Briony Horsfall
  • Vince Marotta
  • Dorothy Bottrell
  • Amelia Johns
  • Kathryn Seymour
  • Pam Nilan
  • Steven Threadgold
  • Fiona J MacDonald
  • Ellie Vasta
  • Mark McCrindle
  • David Farrugia
  • Keith Heggart
  • Charlotte Fabiansson
  • Joanne Bryant
  • Amy Shields Dobson
  • Clare Bartholomaeus
  • Bernie East
  • Laura Gobey
  • Joel Robert McGregor
  • Anna Anderson
  • Catherine Robinson
  • Mithzay Pomenta (De La Espriella)
  • Sharon Aris
  • Joshua Roose
  • Joseph Borlagdan
  • Paulina Billett
  • Tori Stratford
  • Sean Martin-Iverson
  • Shanthi Robertson
  • Meave Noonan
  • Karen Block
  • Adele Pavlidis
  • Kim Lam
  • Clare Southerton
  • Ben Lohmeyer
  • Quentin Maire
  • Catherine Waite
  • Ramón Menéndez Domingo
  • Tom Barnes
  • Josie Reade
  • Michelle Rose
  • Peter Jones
  • Garth Stahl
  • Andreas Cebulla
  • Gbenga Afolayan
  • Xinyu Zhao
  • Melinda Herron
  • Lesley Pruitt
  • Ruth Jeanes
  • Carrie Connolly
  • Lise Mogensen
  • Maja Moensted
  • Signe Ravn
  • Erika Siabatto
  • Shane Duggan
  • Lilly (Lauren) Brown
  • Helen Berents
  • Ben Lyall
  • Heather Downey
  • Jessica Walton
  • Kerrie Mackey-Smith
  • Ben Kristian Citto Laksana
  • Joni Meenagh
  • Gaynor Lee
  • Amy Vanderharst
  • Shirley Jackson
  • Carmel Hobbs
  • Crystal Abidin
  • Steven Roberts
  • Brady Robards
  • Georgie Harwood
  • James Milton
  • Julia Cook
  • Noah Mokaya Omambia Sanganyi
  • David Fagg
  • Sujith Kumar
  • Judith BESSANT
  • Elaine Pratley
  • sherene idriss
  • Roseline Olumbe
  • Aaron Garth
  • Pariece Nelligan
  • Michelle Walter
  • Lena Molnar
  • Aydin Clemans-Dal
  • Tina Fleming
  • Kaitlyn Bennett
  • Catherine Koerner

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