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Understanding Islamophobia: From Pavement to Parliament

Description
Over the two days of this exhibition, the School of Social Policy's Chris Allen will be highlighting how his research into Islamophobia since 2001 has helped to raise awareness of the experiences of those who become victims of street-level anti-Muslim late, and helped influence political thinking about how best to tackle this unwanted contemporary discrimination.
Date:
Tuesday 9th September 2014

IRiS research showcased at the American Sociological Association Conference

Description
In recognition of his pioneering work on undocumented migration in the UK, Dr Nando Sigona contributes to a thematic session on comparative approaches to migrant "illegality" at Sociological Conference in San Francisco.
Date:
Monday 18th August 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Beyond Islamophobia? Media shows Muslim families to be 'normal'

Description
For some time now, speculation has raged over the number of young British Muslims travelling to Syria and Iraq with the intention of fighting in the ongoing conflicts there. Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
Tuesday 1st July 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Podcast: Jacqui Smith and Marcia Shakespeare on the shooting of Letisha Shakespeare and combating gang culture

Description
Podcast of Jacqui Smith (former Home Secretary) and Marcia Shakespeare (mother of Letisha Shakespeare) talking about gang culture and the shooting of Letisha in Birmingham in 2003.
Date:
Tuesday 17th June 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode

Description
Despite the findings from the investigations into 21 Birmingham schools by Ofsted being published on Monday, the shadow cast by Operation Trojan Horse's allegations are likely to loom large over the city's Muslims.
Date:
Monday 16th June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham has most to lose in Gove-May extremism row

Description
Allegations of an "Islamist" plot to infiltrate and take over schools in Birmingham at the centre of Operation Trojan Horse are looking increasingly thin. But they have caused a very public row between education secretary Michael Gove and home secretary Theresa May over how to deal with extremism in schools, Dr Chris Allen writes in today's 'Conversation'.
Date:
Thursday 5th June 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

Description
It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as "takeover" bids by "hardline Muslims". IASS's Chris Allen comments on 'Operation Trojan Horse'.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS research video: Dr Ricky Joseph

Description
In the latest addition to the IRiS research videos, Dr Ricky Joseph talks about the Doctoral Research Diversity Network (DRDN) and how this research fits in with the work on the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS).
Date:
Monday 2nd June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Irregular migrant crossings in the Mediterranean

Description
Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed recently by Jon Sopel on the BBC World's Global on Melilla, Lampedusa and Fortress Europe.
Date:
Thursday 17th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS practitioner researchers organise exhibition

Description
All are welcome at this exhibition at the Barber Institute which is a snapshot of Birmingham's Chinese community captured through oral history interviews, photographs and other records.
Date:
Thursday 17th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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