Young Lives at the Margins – Online Symposium June 2020 @ CREMCYA
Jun 18 – Jun 19 all-day

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Young Lives at the Margins conference will not be able to proceed as a face-to-face event. Instead, the Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults (CREMCYA) and the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery (CSMS) are pleased to announce that we will proceed with an online symposium.

In the 30 years since the ratification of the United Nations Convention on of the Rights of the Child (CRC), increased scholarly, policy and practice interest has focused on the experiences of children and their rights. Yet children and young people continue to live their lives at the margins around the world – refused citizenship, denied voice, and provided with limited access to rights due to factors such as legal status, location, gender, ‘race’, religion, nationality, and social class.

This online symposium will explore conceptions of social, spatial and generational marginality and how this shapes children and young people’s lives. We are interested in the relationship between the centre and the periphery– in relation to how marginalisation is produced by and through institutional contexts, bureaucratic processes and practice, as well as how it is experienced and embodied within young peoples’ lives. Papers will explore the borderlands between and within disciplines focused on exploring childhood and youth at the margins.

The online symposium is interdisciplinary and will address issues of concern to scholars, policymakers, practitioners and young people.


If you would like to participate in this free online symposium, please email ozlem.erden@stmarys.ac.uk for more information.

Date: Thursday 18 June 2020 – Friday 19 June 2020
Venue: Online via Zoom
Online participation details and links for sessions will be announced on our webpage: https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/events/2020/06/young-lives-at-the-margins

Find out more

For more information about this event please contact Dr Ozlem Erden (Postdoctoral Researcher – Education):
Email: ozlem.erden@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 2346


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