Book launch: Becoming Adult on the Move: Migration Journeys, Encounters and Life Transitions
Public Seminar Series
Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 5pm to 6pm
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB
Hosted by Refugee Studies Centre
Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2024
Series convened by Dr Catherine Briddick
About the book
Becoming Adult on the Move: Migration Journeys, Encounters and Life Transitions (Elaine Chase, Nando Sigona and Dawn Chatty, eds)
This edited collection situates the migration of children and young people into Europe within a global framework of analysis and provides a holistic perspective that encompasses cultural media, ethnographic research and policy analysis. Drawing on a unique study of young unaccompanied migrants who subsequently became ‘adult’ within the UK and Italy, it examines their different trajectories and how they were impacted by their ability to secure legal status. Divided into three interlinked sections, it begins by examining the cultural repertoires about migration and adulthood to which migrants are sensitized in their countries of origin from a young age. This forms the contexts within which their direct experiences of turning 18 in a different country are explored. These combined insights are framed by an analysis of related policies which bureaucratically and institutionally shape these migratory experiences. This interdisciplinary volume will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of migration studies, international development, geography, sociology, anthropology, youth studies, law, education, health and wellbeing, social care and cultural studies.
Elaine Chase (UCL): Becoming Adult on the Move – the project
Dawn Chatty (RSC, University of Oxford): Becoming Adult on the Move - cultural perspectives
Ouzra Karimi (University of Birmingham): Young Afghans negotiating adulthood through marriage in the UK
Tamsin Barber (Oxford Brookes University): Insights from Vietnam
Migena Lala (Peer Researcher) and Elaine Chase: Becoming Adult on the Move – Insights from Albania
Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham): Becoming Adult on the Move – policy perspectives
The seminar will be followed by drinks in the Hall.
Registration not required.
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Download the seminar series poster for Hilary term 2024.