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ADI Lunchtime Seminar: Migrant Youth and Socio-Cultural Adaptation in the West

ADI Lunchtime Seminar: Migrant Youth and Socio-Cultural Adaptation in the West

Event Venue:

Room C2.05, Level 2, Building C, Deakin University Burwood Campus 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC, 3125, Australia ( Map )

The ADI lunchtime seminars are an opportunity for a relaxed, informal, monthly discussion of current research projects and recent publications over a 60-minute lunch session. An associated ADI researcher speaks for 20-30 minutes followed by 20-30 minutes of Q&A discussion.   

We invite contributions from any researcher, or team of researchers, associated with ADI, from proposed and in-progress projects through to completed research and publications. ECRs are especially welcome.


The world in which migrants in general and migrant youth in particular live has changed dramatically over the past two decades; this is due to many factors including hyper-mobility; tectonic advances in ICTs etc… leading to compressed temporal-spatial reconfigurations and manifestations. Today migrants’ lives are, therefore, shaped by complex relational practices that are forged within and across more than one single country, therefore their everyday lived experiences cannot be understood exclusively within the borders of the settlement society. In this ARC DP project, we use international/comparative insights to examine the extent to which migrant youth maintain ties with their multiple (real and imagined) cultural systems and the consequences and meanings of such personal, social and political ties. 

Speaker Details


Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri is the founding Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. He was awarded in 2013 the UNESCO Chair in comparative research on Cultural Diversity and Social Justice. He is the author/editor of some twenty scholarly books most recently ‘Racism in Australia Today’ (2021, with A. Elias and Y. Paradies) and ‘The Global Politics of Forced Migration’ (2023). He has also published more than 200 academic articles, book chapters and research reports. Professor Mansouri is the lead chief investigator for the ARC discovery project on transcultural capital among migrant youth in the West (2019-23).


  • Professor Lori Beaman, Ottawa University 
  • Dr Serena Hussain, Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations, Conventry, UK  

Additional Details

Our speakers will be presenting in-person at Burwood (C2.05.01), but you can also join us via Zoom: 

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