Identity and Transformation: Studying Lives in Times of Social Change (SLLS)

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Conference

This year's Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS) conference will take place online from 20-22 September 2021. CLOSER will be exhibiting at the event and will also run a post-conference workshop on longitudinal studies in low- and middle-income countries.

Event details

  • Date:

    Monday 20 September 2021

  • Time:

    -

  • Venue:

    Online

  • Event organiser:

    Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies

  • Price:

    Free

About the conference

The conference theme ‘Identity and Transformation: Studying Lives in Times of Social Change’ intends to capture the impact of past and current changes at the macro level on individual lives, such as the current Covid pandemic, the Great Recession, the collapse of the Soviet Union, as well as the social media revolution, globalisation, gender roles, climate change and increasing rates of migration – and the way individual identity is maintained or transformed. Recognising the role of individuals as agents, we also aim to discuss how individuals and the microsystems in which they are embedded (families, schools, peers, communities, etc.) act as agents for social and developmental transformation.

Keynote presentations include:

  • The consequences of labour market insecurities for well-being and health of young people
    Marge Unt, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Did we really come a long way? Identity development trajectories in societies in transition
    Oana Negru-Subtirica, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Life course principles of agency, linked lives and time and place: Insights from the Longitudinal Three-Generation Youth Development Study
    Jeylan Mortimer, University of Minnesota, USA

For more information about the conference, including the full programme and details on registering, please visit the SLLS conference website.

CLOSER’s presence at the conference

CLOSER is a proud sponsor of this year’s SLLS conference and will run a virtual exhibition stand throughout the event. CLOSER will also run a post-conference workshop on 1 October 2021 (14:00-17:15 BST)  showcasing longitudinal studies in low- and middle-income countries.

Find out more about the workshop