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 publications from IRiS staff members as well as our recently launched Working Paper Series

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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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.

Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four cities

The Launch Conference of the research project 'Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities', will be held at the University of Birmingham Business School on Friday 18 July.

Whose sea? Mare nostrum and the politics of migration in the Med

On the eve of Italy's EU presidency, IRiS academic Dr Sigona discusses the politics underpinning current responses to the migration crisis in the Med and how new wave of nationalism could scupper Italy's bid for EU-wide response to migrant boats.

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