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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

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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

Hidden Lives: The families of terror suspects

Description
Listen to IASS academic, Dr Surinder Guru, speaking on BBC Radio about the families of those convicted of terrorism in the UK.
Date:
Friday 5th July 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Arson, attack and accusation

Description
IASS's Chris Allen writes in this week's Huffington Post, 'Arson, attack and accusation: The need for balance and realism when considering Islamophobia'
Date:
Wednesday 12th June 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Post-Woolwich

Description
In response to the brutal murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south London just over a fortnight ago, IASS's Chris Allen has been extremely busy.
Date:
Wednesday 12th June 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Tackling Anti-social behaviour: Reflecting on Peabody Study

Description
All are welcome to this open seminar where Dr Chris Allen, Dr Kathryn Farrow and Ozlem Ogtem Young will present their recent report on 'Supporting Peabody Communities - a fresh approach to anti-social behaviour'.
Date:
Wednesday 5th June 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Bleak future lies in wait for the families of Woolwich suspects

Description
Surinder Guru, Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Birmingham, writes for 'The Conversation' on the future the families of the Woolwich murder suspects may be facing.
Date:
Thursday 30th May 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham Brief: Why does superdiversity matter?

Description
Ahead of the launch of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) on 13 June, Dr Jenny Phillimore contributes to the Birmingham Brief and asks 'Why does superdiversity matter?'
Date:
Thursday 30th May 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Race, class and conflict

Description
Since the hideous atrocities committed in Woolwich last week, the number of anti-Muslim incidents - verbal and physical abuse, vandalising and defacing mosques for instance - reported to the Government-funded Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks www.tellmama.org) have risen sharply from around 4-5 per day to almost 50 in the same amount of time.
Date:
Tuesday 28th May 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Sexual abuse on children: representation of Class, Race and Gender

Description
This one-day workshop on 'Sexual abuse on children: representation of Class, Race and Gender', and supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies builds on recent revelations of sexual abuses by high profile public figures such as Jimmy Saville, Cyril Smith and Stuart Hall.
Date:
Tuesday 21st May 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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