Call for submissions for Youth Migration track at TMC 2020, Tetovo

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Call for Papers
October 28, 2019 to January 6, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Chicana/o History / Studies, Childhood and Education, Human Rights, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Borderlands


Call for submissions for Youth Migration track at TMC 2020, Tetovo


The Migration Conference, 2-5 June 2020,

South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia 


Submission deadline: 5 January 2020

Submissions can be done in English, Spanish and Turkish


Track Chair: Ana Vila Freyer, Universidad Latina de México, México



We are used to studying international migrants mainly as the male breadwinner and, in general, as labor migrants who typically move from the Global South to the Global North to improve their material conditions. Migrant’s children and youth who crossed borders with or without their parents are often overlooked. Socializing in the North seems to structure a different profile of the traditional migrant population. The young migrants who were taken as children to the Global North, who grew up and socialized in those countries, and who are either stuck in ‘hostile’ host societies or returning to places of origin such as Mexico, Turkey, Maghreb, etc. representing, some sort of migration from the North to the South, from countries where they culturally belong, to countries they have ties through citizenship or networks.


These young people often face the challenge of building (and rebuilding) their lives in social environments that can be alien and hostile to them socially, culturally and economically. It is true that they have an urgency to generate conditions of material reproduction once back in their formal countries of origin, but they also need to rebuild connections with people, families, culture, communities, and governments. These are young people often characterized with multiple belongings and composite identities that have a -not always recognized- very important personal, social, cultural, and human capital.


Therefore, we are inviting researchers to specialized sessions discussing youth migrations with reference to following topics (the list is not exhaustive but indicative):



  • Identities,
  • National belongings,
  • Compound identities,
  • Multiple belongings,
  • Labor market experiences
  • Recovering of Citizenship
  • Double Citizenship
  • Assimilation,
  • Transnationalism,
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Social Cohesion,
  • Social Movements,
  • Dreamers,
  • Young Migrants that have been Deported,
  • Young Migrants that have Returned voluntarily,
  • Young Migrants Residents abroad,
  • Impacts on community development,
  • Transnational Social Resilience,
  • Social Networks
  • Political Organization
  • Diaspora
  • Education Policy
  • Religion
  • Returnees / Deportees reinsertion policies
  • Mental Health
  • Health Policies
  • Social Policies directed to Young Migrants
  • Measuring Return Migration in Census and other National Surveys




Publication Prospects


The best papers would be invited to be considered for an edited book and special journal issues.


The review and publication schedule:


Abstract proposal to TMC, 2020, January 5, 2020

Notice of acceptance, February 28, 2020

Conference Full-paper, April 15, 2020

Conference, June 18-20, 2020

Send me full book chapter, August 31, 2020

Peer-Review feedback to authors, October 15, 2020

Revised Chapter submission, December 15, 2020

Editor’s final feedback, January 30, 2021

Final Revised version submitted, March 1, 2021

Proof copies sent do authors, April 1, 2021

Proofreading and Final Checks, April 25, 2021

Book Published, June 2021

Book Launch, TMC, 2021


Please, do not hesitate on sending me your comments.


Track Chair: Dr Ana Vila Freyer, Universidad Latina de México, México


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Ana Vila Freyer, PhD

Universidad Latina de México

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