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New Special Issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies published

Description
Special Issue: Rethinking integration. New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in the era of super-diversity is available from the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (jems).
Date:
16/09/2017

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

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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".
Date:
12/07/2017

The quest for home of European Somali families in Britain

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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.
Date:
10/07/2017

The University of Birmingham part of new research network to identify solutions to UK social care crisis

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A new research project including researchers from the School of Social Policy here at the University of Birmingham will examine potential sustainable solutions to the ongoing crisis within the UK's social care system.
Date:
30/06/2017

New study explores national identity and political engagement of EU citizens in the UK at the referendum

Description
In the 2016 referendum on the EU, EU citizens living in the UK were not eligible to vote – irrespective of how long they had spent in the UK. A new study by the Institute of Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) investigates how this group experienced the referendum campaign, and how this affected perceptions of political integration, feelings of membership and national identity.
Date:
26/06/2017

Rome mayor's anti-migrant stance signals shift to right for Italy's Five Star Movement

Description
Is there a new migrant emergency in Rome? Dr Nando Sigona writes for the Conversation on why Rome's mayor has shifted her stance on welcoming refugees.
Date:
21/06/2017

The tower: how do we tell our children that in 2017, London is burning again?

Description
In his latest blog post, Dr Nando Sigona argues that Grenfell Tower residents have the right to the city, to stay in their borough, to rebuild their life and to have their many questions answered.
Date:
19/06/2017

Who are the Europeans? New podcast examines issues facing Europeans in the UK

Description
In the first episode of the 'Breaking Brexit' podcast, Dr Nando Sigona examines one of the main issues EU nationals in the UK are faced with since the referendum: who are 'we'?
Date:
19/06/2017
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