Life Trajectories of Young Adults with the focus on  Diasporic Identities in Denmark

Singla, R. (Lecturer)

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


The lecture explores the issues of family relationships; between different generations and among the intimate partners. In addition, the issues of identity are analyzed in the context of late modernity and movements across the borders.


The presentation  is a journey across time and space which addresses the present and the past for the young adults, some Danish and some ethnic minority (South-Asian originating from India and Pakistan). The social psychological study follows-up the young adults (now around 30 years of age), who were originally studied in the mid-nineties. Furthermore, the ethnic minority youth’s relationships to their ‘country of residence’ as well as ‘the country of origin’ are explored.


The results challenge the existing static concepts about the intergenerational relationships and diasporic identities as they highlight dynamic balances between individualism and interconnectedness through the life-course as well as movement back and forth between multiple locations.


Period15 Jan 2009
Event titleMigration and Health : Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: null
Event typeConference
LocationQueen Mary University of London, Barbican, United Kingdom