Special Issue "Rethinking the Mobilities of Migrant Children and Youth Across the Americas"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "International Migration".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2022 | Viewed by 152

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Leah C. Schmalzbauer
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Guest Editor
Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Department of American Studies, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
Interests: immigrant families; undocumented migration; transnationalism; gender; youth and childhood; rural sociology
Dr. Joanna Dreby
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Guest Editor
Department of Sociology, University at Albany, Albany, NY 1222, USA
Interests: immigration; families; children; qualitative methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to invite your participation in a fall 2022 symposium titled “Rethinking the Mobilities of Migrant Children and Youth across the Americas”. It is our hope that the symposium will be held over two days, in person on the campus of the University of Albany. If an in-person gathering is not possible, we will gather virtually.

The papers selected for this symposium will comprise a Special Issue of the journal Social Sciences, with a tentative publication date of 2023. Social Sciences is an open access, internationally based, multidisciplinary journal that engages issues of timely social and political importance. One of the benefits of this publication outlet is the ability to quickly disseminate high-quality research to international audiences who may not have access to research through institutional settings. For information on the journal, see:  https://www.mdpi.com/journal/socsci, and for a recent Special Issue, see: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/socsci/special_issues/Immigration_and_White_Supremacy

For this symposium and Special Issue, we aim to highlight child or youth-centric research focused on mobilities between and within countries in the Americas, or between the Americas and another location. We conceptualize mobilities broadly to include migrations, adoptions, legal status shifts, and second-generation migrant educational and social mobilities. We ask contributions to reflect on the gains of putting children or youth at the center of research inquiry. The goal is to explore what we gain from putting children or youth at the center of research inquiry, as it helps us to better understand (a) theories related to mobilities more broadly and (b) the policy implications of such research.

Prof. Dr. Leah Schmalzbauer
Dr. Joanna Dreby
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Social Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Latino migration
  • second-generation immigrants
  • immigrant educational mobility
  • deportation and return
  • illegality
  • immigrant childhood

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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