Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is a world leading centre of academic study in the field of superdiversity and migration.

Research

Research

IRiS undertakes research with academic, policy and practice partners across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Our research findings bring new knowledge and have generated theory, policy and debate addressing wide-ranging social concerns in superdiverse contexts.

Working Paper Series

Working Paper Series

IRiS has commissioned and produced a series of innovative papers exploring wide-ranging themes relevant to the field of superdiversity including; health and social care, linguistics, population dynamics, migration and enterprise.

Research videos

Research videos

Leading academics from across the University discuss their approach to superdiversity and how it has enabled their research to cross boundaries and explore new areas of importance for society.

Brexit research

Brexit research

In response to Brexit, IRiS is leading on a number of research projects to explore key issues affecting families, migration, health and the economy

Staff

Staff

IRiS is dedicated to collaboration, bringing together academics to work on inter-disciplinary projects at the cutting edge of research.

About IRiS

About IRiS

Established in 2012 IRiS has rapidly become one of the world's leading research institutes dedicated to advancing knowledge and expertise in the field of superdiversity.

2017 International Conference

2017 International Conference

In 2017, IRiS will be holding its first international conference on the theme of co-production. More information and a call for proposals can be found here.

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Posted 12 July 2017

The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

A new blog post from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) discusses pro-EU mobilisation, and a study to understand the changing expectations and identities of those who feel personally affected by the decision to leave the EU, who feel misrepresented and excluded from popular constructions of the "British people".

Posted 10 July 2017

The quest for home of European Somali families in Britain

Researcher Ozlem Young examines the impact of Brexit on Somalian Muslim families in the UK, who fled their war-torn homeland in the 1990s for safety in other European countries, subsequently settling in Britain. This is part of the Eurochildren research project led by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham.

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