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

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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

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode

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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

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

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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

Government Workshop with Baroness Warsi

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Students from the 'Doing of Not Doing God: religion, policy and politics' third year Social Policy undergraduate module were given the opportunity to meet and hear Baroness Sayeeda Warsi speak about the role and relevance of different religious communities in the city of Birmingham.
Date:
Monday 31st March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences, Students

Spain's Moroccan enclaves

Description
Dr Nando Sigona, from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) was interviewed on recent migrants' irregular crossings in Spain's Moroccan enclaves on ITN's YouTube channel 'Truthloader'.
Date:
Wednesday 26th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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
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