CONFERENCE PAPERS

Swartz, S. (2017 forthcoming) Youth activism – generational divides. European Sociological Association RN 30 ‘Youth and Generation’ Midterm Conference 2017, in association with ISA RC 34 ‘Sociology of Youth’ ‘Global Youth Futures: Perspectives and Prospects’ 15-18 January 2017, in Ericeira, Portugal.

Swartz, S., Arogundade, E., Nyamnjoh, A., Breakey, J., and Bokarie, A. (2016 forthcoming) Cultivating Moral Eyes: Bridging the knowledge-action gap of privilege and injustice”. A symposium presented at the 42nd Association for Moral Education Conference, December 8-11, 2016, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Swartz, S., Lynch, I. and Isaacs, D. (2016 forthcoming) Anti-racist (moral) education: A review of approaches, impact and theoretical underpinnings over the past 15 years, at the 42nd Association for Moral Education Conference, December 8-11, 2016, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Swartz, S. (2016). Social restitution: Theoretical and empirical reflections and possibilities. Paper presented at the 16th biennial conference of the International Society for Justice Research, 20-23 July at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

Swartz, S. Movements and Moments: Shifting theoretical paradigms through youth-led justice struggles in the Global South. Keynote address, Third ISA Forum of Sociology, The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, July 10-14, 2016 – Vienna, Austria

Swartz, S. (2016) “Race and Restitution among young South Africans: 40 years later”. Hector Peterson Memorial Lecture, Stellenbosch University, 13 May.

Swartz, S. (2016) Professionalising Youth Work: History, Hopes and Challenges Keynote address to the 2nd Commonwealth Conference on Youthwork. 8-10 March, 2016. UNISA campus, Pretoria, South Africa.

Swartz, S., Arogundade, E., Nyamnjoh, A., Breakey, J., and Bokarie, A. (2015) “Brutal inheritances: exploring diverse students’ responses to racial, ethnic, language and religious privilege in four African universities”. A symposium presented at the 41st Association for Moral Education Conference, November 05-07. Santos-Brazil.

Swartz, S. (2015) Roundtable panel discussion on Youth in the Global South: Representations, theories, policies, methodologies and evidence. World Social Science Forum, 14 September. Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa.

Swartz, S. (2015) Panel session: Analysing the Obstacles – What is Structural and What is Personal? Initial findings from a longitudinal study on student success in South African universities. World Social Science Forum, 15 September. Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa.

Roberts, B and Swartz, S. (2015) DST New and Emerging Scholar Roundtable “Attitudes Towards Social Inequality: Hopes, Fears and Global Prospects”. World Social Science Forum, 14 September. Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa.

Swartz, S. (2015) Navigational Capacities for Youth Success in Adversity: A Southern Perspective. Paper presented at the Journal of Youth Studies Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (30 March – 1 April).

Swartz, S. (2014). ‘Locating the self and complicating the victim-perpetrator-bystander ternary in anti-racist education’. Paper presented at the 40th meeting of the Association for Moral Education, Pasadena, California, 6-8 November.

Swartz, S. (2014). ‘Cracks of Lights: Social restitution for South Africa’s future. Work in Progress presented at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Boston, MA. 9 October.

Swartz, S. (2014). ‘Coming to see: Strategies for social restitution education in universities and communities’. Invited paper presented at the Culture and Institutions colloquium at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. 20 November.

Swartz, S. (2014). ‘Cracks of Lights: Social restitution for South Africa’s future’. Invited paper presented at the invitation of the African Studies Programme, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. 23 November.

Swartz, S. (2014). ‘Race, restitution and religion’. Invited paper presented at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA. 29 October.

Swartz, S. & Cooper, A. (2014) Navigational Capacities for Youth Success in Adversity: A Sociology of Southern Youth. Paper presented at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology (July 13-19). Yokohama, Japan.

Swartz, S. (2013, October) The restitution of personhood: Exposing possibilities for transformation through human rights films. Presented as part of a panel CODESRIA/HSRC panel entitled Cyber politics: Democracy, empowerment and engagement, held at the World Social Science Forum, Social Transformations and the Digital Age, Palais Du Congress, Montreal, Canada, 12-14 October.

Swartz, S., Arogundade, E. & Davis, D. (2013, October). White privilege: Contextualising and teaching Peggy McIntosh’s work in post-Apartheid South Africa. Presented as part of a symposium entitled Cultural, linguistic, religious and racial dimensions of multicultural and intercultural education, held at the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for Moral Education, Multiculturalism, Interculturalism and Education: Pursuing the Common Good through Dialogue and Recognition, University Québec in Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 24-27 October.

Swartz, S. (2012, May). The possibilities of participation: Vulnerabilities, processes and emancipation. Paper presented at the International Conference on Meaning and Interpretation Authority: Claims in Qualitative Research, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Maine, Germany.

Swartz, S. (2012) Emancipatory methodologies for youth research: Social network interviewing in South Africa. Invited seminar at the FXB Centre for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. 14 November.

Swartz, S., Roberts, B., & Baerecke, L. (2012) ‘Out there’ and ‘close to home’ social attitudes towards restitution as moral imperative. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education Meeting, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX, USA. 10 November.

Swartz, S. (2012) Old scars, new wounds: Youth, inequality and restitution in South Africa. Invited seminar delivered at the Civic and Moral Education Initiative Colloquium, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston, USA. 14 November

Richter, L., Desmond, C., Hosegood, V., Madhavan, S., Makiwane, M., Makusha,T., Morrell, R., & Swartz, S. (2012, September). Fathers and other men in the lives of children and families. Paper presented at the Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality: Towards Carnegie 3 Conference, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. 

Swartz, S. (2012, April). Children, youth, society. Plenary paper presented at the NRF Joint NRF-AFJT workshop, University of Limpopo at Polokwane, South Africa.

Swartz, S. (2012, April). Children’s emotional learning and navigational capacities for youth success. Paper presented at the NRF Joint NRF-AFJT workshop, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa.

Swartz, S., & Scott, D. (2012, September). Restitution: A revised paradigm for the transformation of poverty and inequality in South Africa. Paper presented at the Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality: Towards Carnegie 3 Conference, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Swartz, S. (2012, December) What youth need: Navigational capacities – a broad definition. Oral paper presented at the loveLife symposium, Sandton, South Africa.

Swartz, S., Bhana, A., & Dlamini, N. (2013) Youth Work in South Africa: Why we don’t know enough. Paper presented at the Commonwealth Conference on the Education and Training of Youth Workers – ‘Professionalising Youth Work’ held UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa 18-20 March 2013.

Swartz, S. (2013) Identifying selected gaps in South African family research. Keynote addressed to be delivered at the Department of Science and Technology Government Policy Cluster Workshop “The state of families in South Africa: Mapping existing research and identifying gaps.” Held on 8 March 2013 at the CSIR Conference centre, Pretoria.

Bhana, A., Swartz, S., Taylor, S., Scott, D., Vawda, M., & Dlamini, N. (2012). Status of youth report 2004-2010: Social cohesion, youth skills, youth work and the national youth service programme. Paper presented at the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) ‘The South African Youth Context’ conference 2 February, Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria.

Swartz, S. (2011) Restitution as moral framework: Exploratory views from South Africa regarding its meaning and necessity’. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Moral education ‘Cultivating morality: human beings, nature and the world’ October 24-28, Nanjing International Conference Centre, Nanjing, China.

Swartz, S. (2011) ‘Being turned inside out: researching youth, morality and restitution from the Global South’, paper presented as part of a symposium entitled Moral Learning: integrating the personal, professional and political . Presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Moral education ‘Cultivating morality: human beings, nature and the world’ October 24-28, Nanjing International Conference Centre, Nanjing, China.

Swartz, S & Mclaughlin, C. (2011) Exploring hybrid HIV/AIDS curriculum development through dialogue with pupils, teachers and community stakeholders. Paper presented at the 11th biennial United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET) conference. 12-15 September. Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Swartz, S & Garzouzie, G. (2011) Ignorance or ignoring: do impoverished young people not know or do they not act on what they do know when it comes to accessing opportunity and taking risks? Paper presented at the HSRC Research Conference. 7-8 September. Birchwood Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Swartz, S & Scott, D. (2011) Restitution as moral imperative: a critique of justice and reconciliation in contemporary South Africa. Paper presented at the HSRC Research Conference. 7-8 September. Birchwood Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hamilton Harding, J., Bhana, A., Ndletyana, M., Reddy, V. & Swartz, S. (2010) Persistent Imperialism: Colonial Legacies of Inequality in Neoliberalism. Paper for the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students. 17-21 December, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Swartz, S. (2010). Growing up in the New South Africa – What are the challenges facing children and adolescents in post-Apartheid South Africa? Paper presented at the Cape Town Book Fair. 31 July. Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Swartz, S. (2010). The policy environment for youth development: The African Youth Charter and the UN World Programme of Action for Youth. Invited paper presented at the National Youth Development Agency seminar to celebrate International Youth Day, Freedom Park, Pretoria. 12 August.

Swartz, S. (2010) The sociology of student-teacher sex. Invited paper presented at the Harold Crossley Seminar held at the University of Cape Town. 8 October.

McLaughlin, C., Swartz, S., Kiragu, S., Walli, S. & Mohamed, M. (2010) African sexual knowledges about AIDS: What children know, and what they want to know. Paper presented at the Cambridge Centre for Commonwealth Education conference held at the Le Mauricia Hotel, Grand Baie, Mauritius, 28 June to 2 July.

Arnot, M., Oduro, G., Swartz, S., Casely Hayford, L., Chege, F., & Wainaina, P. (2010) Gender security, gendered violence and social justice: the rights of protection through education of urban youth in African cities. Paper presented at the Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality Conference (UN Girls’ Education Initiative). 17-20 May, Dakar, Senegal.

Swartz, S. (2010) Researching youth moralities. Invited paper presented at the University of Cambridge. 26 April.

Swartz, S. (2010) Conversations with Sharlene Swartz on building a research career. Invited seminar presented at the University of Cambridge. 28 April.

Swartz, S. (2010). Teenage Tata. Invited paper presented to the Parliamentary Committee on Millennium Goals. 26 February.

Swartz, S. (2009) Young fathers: Overcoming obstacles to their parenting participation. Paper presented at the MenEngage Africa Symposium. Johannesburg, 6-10 October.

Swartz, S. (2009) If their fathers would talk to them: Theories of social action in voice research amongst young fathers. Paper presented at the 10th Conference of the United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET), 5-11 September, Oxford University, UK.

Swartz, S. (2009).The Rules of Violence: A Township youth perspective. Invited paper presented at the Centre for Conflict Resolution (UCT). 10 June.

Swartz, S., Mongwe, R., & Anderson, V. (2009). Masculine Morality in Social and historical context: A quest and a context. Paper presented at the ‘Men and Morality’ symposium on men and morality held in Durban, on 5-6 November.

Swartz, S. (2009). Invited speaker. The Gender implications of teenage parenting: A Young Fathers perspective. Sanpad Research Dissemination Workshop, University of KwaZulu Natal. 1 December.

Swartz, S. (2009). Invited seminar and workshop. Teenage Tata: Voices of Young Fathers in South Africa. Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre, East London. 11 November.

Van der Heijden, I., & Swartz, S. (2009). Memory, culture and ‘allowing children to cry’: The paradoxes of dealing with grief and loss in a peer-led strategy for vulnerable children. SAHARA Conference, Johannesburg 1-3 Dec.

Swartz, S. (2008) Moral capital: Towards a sociology of moral education. Paper presented at the 34th Conference of the Association for Moral Education, 4-8 November, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Swartz, S. (2008) The effect of poverty on moral functioning: An exploration. Paper presented at the 34th Conference of the Association for Moral Education, 4-8 November, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Swartz, S. (2008) The moral ecology of South Africa’s township youth in pictures. Poster presented at the 34th Conference of the Association for Moral Education, 4-8 November, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Swartz, S. (2008) Going deep and giving back: Strategies for an ethical ethnography amongst vulnerable populations. Invited paper presented at the University of Cambridge Education, Equality and Democracy Seminar Series. 17 November, Cambridge, UK.

Swartz, S. (2008) The Quiet Violence of Dreams: South African township youth’s understanding of poverty, responsibility, and the future Paper presented at the ‘Fourteen years on: Challenges for South African youth in post-apartheid society’ conference, hosted by the Centre for the International Study of Youth and Political Violence, 6-8 October, Belfast, UK.

Swartz, S. (2008) ‘Initiation and bewitchment: The role of two cultural practices in the moral formation of South African township youth’. Paper delivered at the Africa Moral Education Network meeting, 7-11 September, Cape Town, South Africa.

Swartz, S. (2008, May) ‘Being good in a bad world’: Social representations of morality amongst township youth. Public lecture presented at the Human Sciences Research Council, SA.

Swartz, S. (2007, January) Moral capital in contexts of poverty: Researching amongst South African township youth. Paper presented at the Comparative Moral Education Seminar Series, London Institute of Education, UK.

Swartz, S. (2006, May) The social representations of moral goodness amongst poor youth. Paper presented at the Seventh Inter-University Graduate Conference in Social Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK.

Swartz, S. (2006, March) Mute but not blind: How South Africa township youth understand structural injustice. Paper presented at the Politics, Democracy and Education Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, UK.

Swartz, S. (2006, July) The moral ecology of youth living in conditions of chronic poverty. Paper presented at the 32nd Conference of the Association for Moral Education, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Swartz, S. (2006, July) More than deficit mapping: Sites and sources of moral capital in township youth. Paper presented at the XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa.

Swartz, S. (2005, September) Quis Hic Mundus? The moral influences of South Africa’s township youth. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Glamorgan, Wales.

Swartz, S. (2005, November) Moral decisions in a fusion of (youth) cultures. Paper presented at the 31st Conference of the Association for Moral Education, Harvard University, USA.

Swartz, S. (2005, June) What World Is This? The Moral Ecology of South Africa’s Township Youth. Paper presented at the Psychology Seminar Series, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Swartz, S. (2005, February) ‘My Life in Pictures’: Understanding the moral influences of South Africa’s township youth. Paper presented at the Second Annual Symposium on Youth Culture and Media.

Swartz, S. (2002, February) Developing Standards for Peer Education in South Africa. Paper presented at the Department of Adolescent Sexual Health Conference – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington, DC.