Generations: Rethinking Age and Citizenship – 9th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies

Date and time

March 23 - 31, 2012

About the conference

Age is a primary marker of citizenship. It is crucial to obtaining full political citizenship in a community and in shaping political, civil, and property rights. Yet the intersection between age and citizenship (or lack thereof) has varied across time and space. This is especially the case when thinking of how to define and identify citizens by “generation.”

The Center for the Study of Citizenship’s 9th Annual International Conference in Citizenship Studies will examine the relationship of generations and citizenship in the past, present, and future. We'll explore how citizenship — membership in communities — is experienced temporally by age and how membership in a particular generation influences the experience and identity of citizenship.


Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights
Wayne State University
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202 (map)


  • Keynote: Peter Levine
  • Keynote: Lawrence Cohen
  • Cherstin Lyon and Kidada Williams

Presentations and notes


Book presentation session by Cherstin Lyon and Kidada Williams