A Transcultural Approach to Belonging and Engagement among Migrant Youth

 

This project aims to map the experiences of migrant youth in assessing and developing trans-cultural capital, viewed as a set of skills, resources and knowledge, which is accumulated through multiple cultural repertoires. A comparative study of three highly diverse urban contexts-- Melbourne, Birmingham and Toronto--will be undertaken. The project will examine how trans-cultural capital can affect young people’s ability to instigate, negotiate and maintain socio-cultural connections locally, trans-locally, and trans-nationally. The project's expected outcomes will contribute to scholarly and policy discussions on migrant youth in the West and improve understanding of their overall social well-being.