Research Design


Our project adopts a transnational and intersectional perspective in order to compare the transcultural capital practices of migrant youth, in Melbourne (Australia), Birmingham (England) and Toronto (Canada)[3]. We employ a mixed-methods approach that includes: (i) face-to-face and online surveys, (ii) biographical interviews, and (iii) focus groups with migrant youth aged 18-25 from both new and old immigrant communities. Using a transcultural analytical framework within a comparative design, this project will shed light on how migrant youth in Melbourne, Birmingham and Toronto negotiate, develop, and deploy transcultural capital as a strategy for individual identity framing and socio-cultural belonging within these contemporary socio-political contexts.


[3] Glick Schiller, N (2007) 'Beyond the Nation-State and its Units of Analysis: Towards a New Research Agenda for Migration Studies', in K Schittenhelm (ed.), Concepts and Methods in Migration Research: Conference Reader, Universität Siegen, Siegen, pp. 39-72; Yuval-Davis, N (2011) Power, Intersectionality and the Politics of Belonging, FREIA Working Paper Series No. 75, Feminist Research Center in Aalborg, Aalborg.