Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)

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The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) works to advance and promote the University's expertise in the emerging field of superdiversity. We are the first institute in the UK and one of the first globally, to focus on superdiversity."

  Find out about new publicationsfrom IRiS staff members as well as our recently launched Working Paper Series

| Integration for who? Getting on in an era of superdiversity

Join Professor Jenny Phillimore for her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 17 September 2014 from 5.30 - 6.30 pm, G15, Muirehad Tower. 

Practitioner Research Recruitment 2014-2015  |

The 2014-2015 cohort will be recruited in Summer 2014. Practitioner researchers should be located within Birmingham-based organisations, work with, or be located within superdiverse community settings and have an interest in research and knowledge transfer. More information and application form.


Watch the latest videos of IRiS researchers from across the University, talking about their particular areas of research and how this fits in with the work of IRiS.

| Explore the social, economic and political impacts of international migration and examine current, proposed and ideal approaches to welfare provision in the era of superdiversity, by studying our MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy.

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IRiS research showcased at the American Sociological Association Conference

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.

Re-thinking camps as social and political spaces

Dr Nando Sigona's new article published by the international peer reviewed journal Citizenship Studies draws on his ethnography of camps in Italy for forcibly displaced Roma to argue for a more nuanced understanding of camps and camp-like institutions as spaces of sociality and politics.

Superdiversity: Theory, method and practice in an era of change

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity recently held the world's first international, interdisciplinary conference on superdiversity at the University of Birmingham Business School.

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