Call for Papers

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The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series currently is accepting papers short papers that synthesize existing peer-reviewed research or equivalent scholarship and provide research-grounded insight with regard to the following two topics:

  • Youth Movements for Social Change. What is known about youth organizing and youth social movements?  How do adults and youth work together for social change?  How do youth movements leverage technology? What are psychosocial predictors of youth engagement? How do peer norms affect youth activism? What is the relationship between self-efficacy and youth empowerment? What are key research insights that organizations trying to create a social movement with youth need to know?
  • The Role of Youth Organizations.  Youth have long participated in religious and secular organizations, including programs like the Girl Scouts of America, 4-H, and Gay-Straight Alliances.  How has participation in these organizations shaped youths’ worldviews, civic engagement, and social wellbeing?  What kinds of organizational structures work best to engage youth? Does participation in youth organizations predict healthy civic engagement? How is social media used by youth organizations? What are notable successes and failures in creating youth organizations? What are key lessons from youth organizations that anyone working to support youth should know?

Submissions on these two topics are due by July 25, 2012 to kbw-series@cyber.law.harvard.edu. For information on content and formatting requirements, as well as our review process and all other deadlines, see this page

Last updated December 17, 2012