CFP: Young people’s migration in Asia

International Workshop Series: The Emotions of Migration

Workshop 2
Young People’s Migration Within and Throughout Asia: Managing Emotions, Identities and Relationships 

Date: 19 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

York Centre for Asian Research and the Children’s Studies Program (Department of Humanities) York University, Toronto Canada

Call for papers: Workshop 2 calls for empirical research papers – historical and contemporary- on children and young people’s emotional experiences of migration within and throughout Asia. Papers should focus on mixed feelings of (but not limited to) elation, loneliness, hope, frustration, confusion, relief, fear, freedom and disappointment in the migration process.

There is a preference for participant-centred research in South and Southeast Asia prioritizing the following themes:

  1. Migration for work and marriage in a historical context (especially in plantations and estates)
  2. Contemporary experiences of moving for work, marriage and school – managing mixed feelings  
  3. Left Behind – adjusting to absence and creating and maintaining relationships

Submission and Funding: Please submit contact details and paper abstract (maximum of 300 words) by April 4th 2014 to Dr. Kabita Chakrabortry 

Successful applicants will be notified by late-April and are required to send in a complete draft paper (6000 – 8000 words) by July 8, 2014. Partial or full funding will be granted to successful applicants. Participants are encouraged to seek alternate funds for travel from their home institutions