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Event: The in/visibility of being Romani: Constructions of ethnic belonging among (migrant) Romani communities in Austria

Description
All are welcome to this event hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), which is being held on Monday 25 November 2013 from 13.00 - 14.00 in Room 417 of the Muirhead Tower. In this seminar Barbara Tiefenbacher, PhD Researcher at the University of Vienna and Visiting Fellow in IRiS at the University of Birmingham,will compare the formation of ethnic belonging(s) in two different Romani communities.
Date:
Thursday 21st November 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New report: Understanding the impact of anti-Muslim hatred on Muslim women

Description
Maybe We Are Hated, a report on the impact of Islamophobic attacks, written by Dr Chris Allen, a social policy lecturer at the University of Birmingham, will be launched in the House of Commons today. It is intended to look beyond the statistics and, for the first time, give a voice to the female victims of Islamophobia.
Date:
Wednesday 20th November 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Festival of Social Science events in the School of Social Policy

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Take a look at the Festival of Social Science events in the School of Social Policy.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham Perspective: The true impact of migration for the UK

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IRiS academics contribute to latest Birmingham Perspective on the true impact of migration for the UK.
Date:
Thursday 17th October 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

On the Europeanisation of Lampedusa and similar tragedies

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IRiS academic writes for the LSE EUROPP Blog on the Lampedusa tragedies.
Date:
Monday 14th October 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IASS academic appears in media to discuss resignations from the English Defence League

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Following the news that Tommy Robinson had quit as leader of the English Defence League, IASS's Chris Allen was invited by a number of media outlets to comment on the matter. Drawing on research undertaken into the EDL and its street-level campaigns, these included interviews for BBC Radio WM and with Newsnight's Emily Maitlis for the BBC News Channel.
Date:
Monday 14th October 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What it means to be safe

Description
Whether it's the dark, terrorism or the group of hoodies hanging out on the street corner, everyone's scared of something, but our fears are rarely in proportion to the actual threat. In reality each year in the UK far more people drown in the bath than are killed by terrorism. But if its our perception that's the problem, who's responsible for tackling it?
Date:
Wednesday 14th August 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IASS academic engages Government over anti-Muslim hatred

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IASS's Chris Allen recently attended a meeting with Baroness Warsi at the Foreign Office before presenting oral and written evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Islamophobia.
Date:
Monday 22nd July 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IASS academic responds to bomb at Tipton mosque

Description
In the wake of the explosion of a nail bomb at a mosque in Tipton in the West Midlands and drawing upon his research into Islamophobia in the Black Country region IASS's Chris Allen has been in demand by the media.
Date:
Tuesday 16th July 2013
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

Superdiversity and language: Notes from a social policy perspective

Description
A paper entitled 'Superdiversity and language: Notes from a social policy perspective' by Dr Jenny Phillimore of IRiS, has recently been published.
Date:
Monday 8th July 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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