Paper submissions

We invite papers (including those at an early stage of development) from individuals and organisations on a variety of issues associated with migration, immigration and asylum, forced displacement of any kind affecting children and on the transitions contributing to formal and informal sectors where children become displaced. We are interested in the following areas, but also open to additional ideas. Please get in touch if you want to discuss!

  • Child rights discourses and law; migration discourses; historical legacies; comparisons of action to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • Human rights education; problematizing the child migrant; research, educator knowledge, and community programs 
  • Knowledge on violence prevention; determinants of child migration; research-based practices for working with displaced children
  • Comparative research on global migration; process and migrant subjectivities; empirical research in pressurized migratory spaces; disciplinary best practices for addressing short- and long-term child displacement)
  • Conceptual, methodological, and practitioner insights on supporting child rights; educational, social work, and law enforcement programming that addresses rights topics like hunger, health care, sexual violence, racial profiling, and immigration status
  • Research on discourses concerning immigration, asylum, exploitation, identity, radicalisation, and rights; community and youth-driven programming, public events, and social media spaces
  • Advances in legal and policy mechanisms for the effective protection of children displaced across borders

We ask for 500 word abstracts by November 1, 2016, which focus on the conference theme, Children Displaced Across Borders, and that also address one of the following six thematic strands:

Please include full institutional contact information with the abstract. 

Please send your abstracts to Jane Williams (Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People) or Dr Sergei Shubin (Centre for Migration Policy Research)