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Duncan Adam

is Lecturer in hrm and Organisational Behaviour at Staffordshire University, UK. He is also currently completing his PhD at the Industrial Relations Research Unit in Warwick Business School. His research interests cover employee voice, local labour markets and transitions into work. He has written many research reports as well as journal articles on these themes. In addition to his academic interests, Duncan was previously president of the University of Warwick branch of the University and College Union (ucu).

Massimiliano Andretta

is Associate Professor at the University of Pisa where he teaches Political Science. He is a scientist responsible for the MediaLaB laboratory and coordinator of the section on Social Movements and Participation of the opi (Observatory on Politics and Institutions) in the Department of Political Science. His recent publications include: ‘Protest in Italy in Times of Crisis: A Cross-Government Comparison’ (in South European Society and Politics, 2018), and (with D. Della Porta and others), Legacy and Memory in Movements: Justice and Democracy in Southern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Roberta Bracciale

is an Associate Professor of Media Sociology at the University of Pisa. She is a member of the PhD Board in ‘Data Science’ of Scuola Normale Superiore; Research Associate at iit (Pisa) of the Italian National Research Council; and Director of the MediaLaB Laboratory in the Department of Political Science. Her latest publications: Bracciale R., Martella A. (2017), ‘Define the Populist Political Communication Style: the case of Italian political leaders on Twitter’, Information, Communication & Society; Mazzoleni G., Bracciale R. (2018), ‘Socially mediated populism: communicative strategies of political leaders on Facebook’, Palgrave Communications.

David Cairns

is Principal Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (cies) at iscte-University Institute of Lisbon. His main research interests are in youth, mobility and social inequality, including a current project looking at various forms of precariousness within the careers of scientists. He has been responsible for seven books and various articles, including numerous works on youth and mobility related themes. He published (along with E. Krzaklewska, A-A. Allaste and V. Cuzzocrea) the book Mobility, Education and Employability in the European Union: Inside Erasmus (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).

Diego Carbajo

is a lecturer and researcher at the department of Sociology ii of the University of the Basque Country. Between 2017 and 2020 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Basque Government (Spain) and Visiting Researcher at the School of Education of rmit University (Australia). His main research line articulates concepts such as youth, space, precarity or entrepreneurship and it is concretised in publications on the discourse of entrepreneurship, residential transitions and the squatter movement in the Basque Country. Within a divergent line of research, he seeks to force the limits of enunciation of Sociology with more experimental works and publications applying the Actor Network Theory, analysing artistic interventions, or approaching to multispecies ethnography.

Enzo Colombo

is Professor of Sociology of Culture at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan, Italy. His research interests lie in everyday multiculturalism, active citizenship, cultural aspects of the globalisation process, youth civic participation and racism. He has published in top peer-reviewed journals. He is author of Children of Immigrants in a Globalised World (Palgrave, 2012, with P. Rebughini) and Youth and the Politics of the Present. Coping with complexity and ambivalence (Routledge, 2019, edited with P. Rebughini).

Valentina Cuzzocrea

is Associate Professor at the University of Cagliari. She is a past coordinator of the European Sociological Association rn ‘Youth & Generation’. She has published internationally in journals such as Journal of Youth Studies, Young, Time & Society, Current Sociology, Sociological Research Online, European Societies, British Journal of Sociology and Mobilities. Her last books are Mobility, Education and Employability in the European Union. Inside Erasmus (co-authored with D. Cairns, E. Krzaklewska, and A.-A. Allaste, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and Italian Youth in International Context (co-edited with B.G. Bello and Y. Kazepov, Routledge 2020).

Carles Feixa

is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He is specialized in the study of youth cultures, and has carried out field research in Catalonia and Mexico. Among his books we can highlight De jóvenes, bandas y tribus (Ariel, 1998, 5th ed. 2012), Global Youth? (Routledge, 2006), Youth, Space and Time (Brill, 2016) and La imaginación autobiográfica (Gedisa, 2018). In 2017 he obtained two of the highest recognitions to his research work: the icrea Academia Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.

Ben Gook

is Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. His first book is Divided Subjects, Invisible Borders: Re-unified Germany after 1989 (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2015). His forthcoming book is Feeling Alienated: How Alienation Returned in Contemporary Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 2021). His research interests include psychoanalysis, emotions, cultural and social theory, Germany and crisis cultures.

Izabela Grabowska

a Professor in Institute of Social Sciences at swps University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland; sociologist and economist; elected Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School; Leader of Mobility Research Group of swps University; established Youth Research Center of swps University in 2015 and headed it till 2019; 2002–2019 Research Fellow at the Centre of Migration Research; active member of imiscoe Research Network and former member of imiscoe Executive Board and Board of Directors.

Natalia Juchniewicz

PhD in Philosophy (2015) and in Sociology (2018); Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw, Department of Philosophy; Researcher in the project Peer Groups & Migration at the Youth Research Center of swps University of Social Sciences and Humanities (2016–2020). She is interested in new media, sociology and philosophy of technology, mobility, and qualitative ethnographic research.

Ewa Krzaklewska

is a sociologist, and works as Assistant/Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Her research interests relate to youth sociology, including transitions to adulthood, youth mobility, youth work and policy, as well as family studies and gender equality. She has been studying youth mobility for several years, starting with the 2005 Erasmus Student Network survey on Erasmus exchangees’ experiences. Her main contributions on mobility include several articles and the volume The Erasmus Phenomenon – Symbol of a new European generation? (edited with B. Feyen, Peter Lang 2013), and she published (along with D. Cairns, A.-A. Allaste and V. Cuzzocrea) the book Mobility, Education and Employability in the European Union: Inside Erasmus (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).

Wolfgang Lehmann

is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western University, Canada. His work focuses the role of social class and how it relates to inequalities experienced in education and subsequent transitions to work. He also studies vocational education, international student mobility, and the first paid employment experiences of children and youth. His recent books include Choosing to Labour? School-work transitions and social class (2007, McGill-Queen’s University Press) and the edited volume Education and Society: Canadian Perspectives (2016, Oxford University Press).

Michelle Mansfield

is a Lecturer in Social Enquiry and Program Convenor with the Open Foundation Program at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology. Her research interests include youth, street art, aesthetic activism, Indonesia and widening participation in higher education.

Maria Martínez

is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology iii at the uned. She obtained a master degree at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France) and her PhD from the University the Basque Country (Spain). She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Feminist Studies. Her research interests are feminism, collective action, identity, vulnerability and agency. She has published chapters and articles on those issues. Most recently he has authored the book Identidades en proceso. Una propuesta a partir del análisis de las movilizaciones feministas contemporáneas at the Spanish Editorial cis.

Ann Nilsen

is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norway. Her research interests include life course and biographical studies, time, youth transitions, gender and social inequality. Recent publications: Nilsen A. (2020) Independence and relationality in notions of adulthood across generations, gender and social class, in The Sociological Review; Nilsen A. (2019) Synchrony of Intersecting Temporalities in Young People’s Housing Transitions: Intergenerational Cross-national Comparisons, in Housing, Theory and Society; Nilsen A. (2019) Levels of intersecting temporalities in young men’s orientation to the future. A cross-national case comparison, in Time & Society, Irwin, S. and Nilsen A. (eds) (2018) Transitions to Adulthood through Recession (Routledge).

Rebecca Raby

is a Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Canada. She studies constructions of childhood and youth, intersecting inequalities in young lives, and theories of participation and agency. Her recent publications include School Rules: Discipline, Obedience and Elusive Democracy (utp, 2012), Smart Girls: Success, School and the Myth of Post-Feminism (University of California Press, 2017) (with Shauna Pomerantz) and The Sociology of Childhood and Youth in Canada (2018, Canadian Scholars’ Press) (with X. Chen and P. Albanese).

Paola Rebughini

is Professor of Sociology of Culture at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan, Italy. She has published widely on social theory, cultural pluralism, youth and collective agency. Among her most recent publications Youth and the politics of the present. Coping with complexity and ambivalence, Routledge, 2019 (ed. with E. Colombo); ‘Critical Agency and the Future of Critique’ in Current Sociology (2018).

Birgit Reißig

holds a PhD in Social Science. She is Head of the branch office of the German Youth Institute (dji) in Halle and head of the department ‘Youth Transitions.’ She is also a Professor at the University of Applied Science in Leipzig. Her research interests are school-to-work-transitions of young people and processes of social exclusion and perceived stress among young students. She is the author of ‘Biographien jenseits von Erwerbsarbeit. Prozesse sozialer Exklusion und ihre Bewältigung’ (Biographies Beyond Normal Employment) (2010; Wiesbaden: vs-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften). She has recently published (jointly authored) articles in the Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation (1/2019).

Bjørn Schiermer

is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. His sociological interest is equally divided between theoretical work and empirical interest in youth culture. Recent publications include ‘Nostalgia, Irony and Collectivity in Late-Modern Culture: Ritual around the Disney Christmas Show in Scandinavia’ in Acta Sociologica (2017), ‘Late-Modern Hipsters: New Tendencies in Late-modern Culture’ in Acta Sociologica and ‘Fetishes and Factishes: Durkheim and Latour’ in British Journal of Sociology (2016).

Tabea Schlimbach

is a Senior Researcher in the research unit ‘Youth Transitions’ at the German Youth Institute (dji). She is specialised in qualitative research and has been involved in numerous projects, including national longitudinal studies as well as collaborative European initiatives. Her main research areas are school-to-work transitions and migration, with a strong focus on youth at risk of unemployment. Recent works include ‘Capturing agency. A comparative approach to youth perceptions on mobility framing structures’ (2019; Migration letters with J. Skrobanek, E. Kmiotek-Meier and V. Vysotskaya) and ‘Berufswege verhandeln. Übergangsbezogene Austauschprozesse zwischen migrantischen Jugendlichen und ihren Eltern’ (2019; Waxmann Verlag).

Melanie Simms

is Professor of Work and Employment at the University of Glasgow, UK. Her research interests are around 1) the future of worker representation, and 2) young people in the labour market and, of course, the intersection of these research themes. She is author of What Do We Know and What Should We Do About the Future of Work, Sage (2019).

Benjamín Tejerina

is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Basque Country and Director of the Collective Identity Research Centre. His research interests include collective action and social movements, living conditions and precariousness, collective identity, youth transitions, and sociological theory. Among his publications are Crisis and Social Mobilization in Contemporary Spain (edited with I. Perugorría, Routledge, 2018); From Social to Political: New Forms of Mobilization and Democratization (edited with I. Perugorría, bcup, 2012); La sociedad imaginada. Movimientos sociales y cambio cultural en España (Trotta, 2010); Los movimientos sociales. Transformaciones políticas y cambio cultural (edited with P. Ibarra, Trotta, 1998).

Kristoffer Chelsom Vogt

is Associate Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway, Department of Sociology. He does research at the intersection between life course research and research concerning education, work, class, practical knowledge, youth transitions, family and gender. He has published on topics ranging from vocational education, early school leaving, age norms, transitions from school to work, the ‘gap year’, postindustrial theory, historical changes within class analysis, gender segregated labour markets, intergenerational relations, and depictions of boys as losers.

Natalia Waechter

Natalia Waechter is professor in Social Pedagogy at the University of Graz, Austria, Department of Educational Studies and project leader (EU project ySKILLS) at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany. She is executive board member of the Research Committee 34 (Sociology of Youth) of the International Sociological Association and of the European Society for Research in Adult Development (ESRAD). Furthermore, she is member of the editorial boards of the Austrian Journal of Sociology (Springer), Emerging Adulthood (Sage), and Youth and Globalization (Brill).

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