Ben Lohmeyer is a critical youth sociologist and youth worker. He completed his PhD in April 2018 focussing on hyper-governed young people’s stories of neoliberal violence. During his candidature, Ben won several awards for his research and publications. Ben has over a decade of youth work experience in alternative education, accommodation and peace building. His research interests include youth, governance, violence (personal, structural and neoliberal) and youth work practice.