Workshop | Inter-thematic Group on Migrations (ITM-CES)

Biographical uncertainties and agency: the impact of origin, gender and race on the life course of young people of immigrant descent

Susi Resende (Unimib)

October 28, 2022, 15h00 (GMT+1)

Online event

Comments: Gaia Giuliani | Moderator: Cristiano Gianolla


Within social science studies the impact of origin has been shown to be an important element in thinking about the life chances of many young people. From a life course approach in this seminar I show how origin, race and gender shape the experiences of young people of immigrant descent in Italy in their trajectories in work, education and housing. What can be seen is that experiences of discrimination throughout life at the institutional level and at the individual level create situations of uncertainty, exclusion and inequality. More than repeating the studies that show different experiences of discrimination of young people of immigrant descent, this seminar also shows the strategies that these young people use to deal with situations of uncertainty and precariousness. The practices of resistance from the agency of these young people interfere at the individual level and also at the social level.

Bio note 

Susi Anny Veloso Resende |  PhD student in “Analysis of Social and Economic Processes” at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Italy. Bachelor in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Paraíba (2013), Master in Sociology and Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2016), LL.M./M.Sc. in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance (IUC- Torino). Has experience in Anthropology and Sociology, working mainly on the following topics: identity, racism, race relations, gender issues, intersectionality, qualitative research, narrative interviews. She is currently participating in the research project "ITA.LI - Italian Lives, l'indagine sui corsi di vita in Italia - Ipsos" researching the life course of young people with immigrant background living in Italy.


This activity will be provided through Zoom platform and does not require registration. Participation is limited to the number of places available >> | ID: 818 2596 8932 | Password: 705636

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