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

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

"an extremely incisive and timely intervention into broader debates around the geographies, sociologies and historical precedents of contemporary educational practices. It is a treasure trove of rich empirical research on 'informal education', as well as pushing the boundaries of scholarship in this area, theoretically" Johanna L Waters, University of Oxford

“This innovative book has a clear focus on informal educational practices, explored through a number of examples from both historical and geographical contexts...A stylishly written, scholarly book…there is something for everyone with an interest in informal education to linger over...” Children’s Geographies

"The book has certainly accomplished its aim of opening up new ways of examining informal education across a range of disciplines...Mills & Kraftl have been able to build a consistent set of themes to bridge these contributions" History of Education


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.


Mills, S. (2017) 'Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World' edited by S. Robinson and S. Sleight, Journal of Historical Geography 56: 154.

Mills, S. (2016) 'Youth Work and Faith: Debates, Delights and Dilemmas' edited by M. K. Smith, N. Stanton and T. Wylie, Children's Geographies 14 (4): 490-1

Mills, S. (2013) ‘Critical geographies of childhood and youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice’ edited by P. Kraftl, J. Horton and F. Tucker, Social and Cultural Geography 14 (8): 985-6.

Mills, S. (2013) 'Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-war Years' by M. Tebbutt, Contemporary British History 27 (1): 113-115.

Mills, S. (2011) 'Manhood Factories: YMCA Architecture and the Making of Modern Urban Culture' by P. Lupkin, in Journal of Historical Geography 37 (2): 249-250.

Mills, S. (2011) 'Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life' edited by R. Pain and S. J. Smith, Space and Polity 15 (1): 83-85.

Mills, S. (2011) 'Screening Generation X: The Politics and Popular Memory of Youth in Contemporary Cinema' by C. Lee in Gender, Place and Culture 18 (3): 438-439.

Mills, S. (2011) 'The Spiv and the Architect' by R. Hornsey in City 15 (6): 754-756

The majority of publications listed here are available open-access via this institutional repository or ResearchGate


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 [Open Access]

Mills, S. (2017, online) Voice: Sonic Geographies of Childhood, Children's Geographies

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 and 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 [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

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.

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

I would be happy to send copies of any of these publications either electronically or in hard copy if you cannot access them via institutional subscriptions.


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

Mills, S. (2007) "Citizenship, Religion and Ethnic Minorities in Welsh Scouting" - Unpublished Report for the Welsh Scout Council

Make a Free Website with Yola.