Kallio, K. P. and Mills, S. (2016) (eds) Politics, Citizenship and RightsVol. 7 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People. Singapore: Springer

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Mills, S. and Kraftl, P. (2014) (eds) Informal Education, Childhood and Youth: Geographies, Histories, Practices Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Now available in paperback (£19.99) or ebook (£15.99). Read reviews from Johanna L. Waters, Melanie Tebbutt, Children's Geographies, and History of Education here.


Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2017) National Citizen Service: A Geographical Approach Loughborough University ISBN: 978-1-5272-1279-4 *Available to download as a PDF here* (hard copies available on request)


Mills, S. (under contract, exp. 2020) Mapping the Moral Geographies of Education London: Routledge


Kallio, K P. and Mills, S. (2016) 'Editorial: Geographies of children and young people's politics, citizenship and rights' in Kallio, K. P and Mills, S. (2016) Politics, Citizenship and Rights, Vol. 7 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People Singapore: Springer, ix-xviii.

Mills, S. and Kraftl, P. (2014) ‘Introduction: Geographies, Histories and Practices of Informal Education’ in Mills, S. and Kraftl, P. (eds) Informal Education, Childhood and Youth: Geographies, Histories, Practices Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-18.

Kraftl, P. and Mills, S. (2014) ‘Concluding reflections' in Mills, S. and Kraftl, P. (eds) Informal Education, Childhood and Youth: Geographies, Histories, Practices Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 285-291.


Mills, S. (2016) 'Archival fieldwork and children's geographies' in Evans, R. and Holt, L. (2016) Methodological Approaches, Vol. 2 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People Singapore: Springer.

Mills, S. and Duckett, J. (2016) ‘Representing , reproducing and re-configuring the nation: geographies of youth citizenship and devolution’ in Kallio, K. P and Mills, S. (2016) Politics, Citizenship and Rights, Vol. 7 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People Singapore: Springer, 515-529.

Mills, S. (2014) “A Powerful Educational Instrument": The Woodcraft Folk, indoor/outdoor nature and pedagogical practice 1925-1975, in Sarah Mills and Peter Kraftl (eds) Informal Education, Childhood and Youth: Geographies, Histories, Practices Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 65-78.

Mills, S. (2009) 'Citizenship and Faith: Muslim Scout Groups' in Richard Phillips (Ed.) Muslim Spaces of Hope: Geographies of Possibility in Britain and the West London: Zed Books, 85-103.

Mills, S. (2009) ‘Youth Citizenship and Religious Difference: Muslim Scouting in the United Kingdom’ in Tammy Proctor and Nelson Block (eds) Scouting Frontiers: Global Youth and the Scout Movement’s First Century, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 190-206.


I have published a number of book reviews in The AAG Review of Books (Dixon); Social and Cultural Geography (Kraftl, Horton and Tucker); Journal of Historical Geography (Robinson & Sleight; Lupkin); Children's Geographies (Smith, Stanton and Wylie); Gender, Place & Culture (Lee); Space & Polity (Pain & Smith); City (Hornsey); and Contemporary British History (Tebbutt).


Mills, S. (2016) What is the National Citizen Service? The Conversation 28 May 2016

Mills, S. (2011) Scout History: Programme Ideas and Resource Pack. Scout Association Archive Website 

Mills, S. (2011) Local Scout Exhibitions. Scout Association Archive Website

Mills, S. (2010) 'Colin Ward: The 'Gentle' Anarchist and Informal Education' in the encyclopaedia of informal education.  Available at: www.infed.org/thinkers/colin_ward.htm


The majority of journal articles listed here are available open-access via this institutional repository or ResearchGate. I would be happy to send copies of publications either electronically or in hard copy if you cannot access them via institutional subscriptions.

Smith, D. P. and Mills, S. (2019) The ‘youth-fullness’ of Youth Geographies: ‘coming of age’?, Children’s Geographies 17 (1): 1-8.

Holloway, S. L., Holt, L. and Mills, S. (2018, online) Questions of Agency: Capacity, Subjectivity, Spatiality, Temporality, Progress in Human Geography

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2018) From Big Society to Shared Society? Geographies of social cohesion and encounter in the UK's National Citizen Service, Geografiska Annaler: Series B Human Geography 100 (2): 131-148. [Free Open Access]

Mills, S. and Waite, C. (2017) Brands of Youth Citizenship and the Politics of Scale: National Citizen Service in the United Kingdom, Political Geography 56 (1): 66-76 [Free Open Access]

Mills, S. (2017) Voice: Sonic Geographies of Childhood, Children's Geographies 15 (6): 664-677 [Free Open-Access]

Mills, S. (2016) Jives, jeans and Jewishness? Moral geographies, atmospheres and the politics of mixing at the Jewish Lads' Brigade & Club 1954-1969, Environment and Planning D: Society & Space 34 (6): 1098-1112.

Jones, R., Merriman, P. and Mills, S. (2016) Youth organisations and the reproduction of nationalism in Britain: the role of Urdd Gobaith Cymru,  Social & Cultural Geography 17 (5): 714-734

Mills, S. and Kraftl, P. (2016) Cultural Geographies of Education, cultural geographies 23 (1): 19-27

Mills, S. (2016) Geographies of education, volunteering and the lifecourse: the Woodcraft Folk in Britain (1925-1975), cultural geographies 23 (1): 103-119 [Free Open Access]

Mills, S. (2015) Geographies of youth work, volunteering and employment: The Jewish Lads' Brigade & Club in post-war Manchester, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 40 (4): 523-535

McKendrick, J.H., Kraftl P., Mills, S., Gregorius, S. and Sykes, G. (2015) Complex geographies of play provision dis/investment across the UK, International Journal of Play 4 (3): 228-235

McKendrick, J. H., Kraftl, P., Mills, S., Gregorius, S. and Sykes, G. (2015) Geographies for play in austere times, International Journal of Play 4 (3): 291-298

Woolvin, M., Mills, S., Hardill, I. and Rutherford, A. (2015) Divergent geographies of policy and practice? Voluntarism and devolution in England, Scotland and Wales, The Geographical Journal 181 (1): 38-46

Mills, S. (2014) Youth on Streets and Bob-a-Job Week: Urban geographies of masculinity, risk and constructions of home in post-war Britain, Environment and Planning A 46 (1): 112-128.

Rogers, A., Bear, C., Hunt, M., Mills, S. and Sandover, R. (2014) Intervention: The Impact Agenda and Human Geography in UK Higher Education, ACME 13 (1): 1-9 [Free Open Access]

Hardill, I. and Mills, S. (2013) Enlivening evidence-based policy through embodiment and emotions, Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, 8 (3): 321-332

Mills, S. (2013) Cultural-Historical Geographies of the Archive: Fragments, Objects and Ghosts, Geography Compass 7 (10): 701-713

Mills, S. (2013) Surprise! Public historical geographies, user engagement and voluntarism, Area 45 (1): 16-22

Mills, S. (2013) "An Instruction in Good Citizenship": Scouting and the Historical Geographies of Citizenship Education, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 38 (1): 120-134

Robinson, J. and Mills, S (2012) Being Observant/Observed: embodied citizenship training in Britain’s Home Guard and Boy Scout Movement, 1907-1945, Journal of Historical Geography 38 (4): 412-423

Mills, S. (2012) Duty to God/Dharma/Allah/Waheguru: Diverse youthful religiosities and the politics and performance of informal worship, Social & Cultural Geography 13 (5): 481-499

Mills, S. (2012) Young Ghosts: Ethical and Methodological Issues of Archival Research in Children’s Geographies, 'Viewpoint' in Children's Geographies 10 (3): 357-363

Mills, S. (2011) Scouting for Girls? Gender and the Scout Movement in Britain, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 18 (4): 537-556 [Free Open-Access]

Mills, S. (2011) Be Prepared: Communism and the Politics of Scouting in 1950s Britain, Contemporary British History 25 (3): 429-450.


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