The Newcastle Youth Studies Group examines inequalities that affect young people's lives across national and international contexts. It has a particular focus on Australia, South-East Asia and the Pacific
Youth studies has been identified as an area of priority in the School of Humanities and Social Science via strategic network funding in the Faculty of Education and Arts. The group has received funding ($15,000) for the strategic network: Youth Outside the Northern Metropole.
Working collaboratively, the youth studies group at the University of Newcastle has established research expertise in issues such as:
- young people and social change
- sport and popular culture
- health and wellbeing
- youth homelessness
- class, gender and ethnicity inequality
- geographic and spatial inequalities
- diaspora and exile
- masculinity and violence
- the body and affect
- reflexivity and youth subjectivities
- precarious work
- global youth cultures
- popular culture
- online identity
The group has demonstrated research methodological expertise in an array of quantitative and qualitative methods including: large surveys, interviews, focus groups, visual methods, ethnography, figurative methodology and discourse analysis.
Newcastle Youth Studies Group members from left: David Farrugia, Hedda Askland, Steven Threadgold, Andy Furlong, Pam Nilan, Julia Coffey.