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The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif

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For some time, my research has shown that Muslim women who wear the hijab or other types of Muslim attire are the most likely to become victims of street-level Islamophobia. The explanation is simple: those wearing the hijab are easily recognisable as being Muslim. For perpetrators, the hijab is also seen to symbolise Islam, or more appropriately, all that they perceive to be wrong or problematic about Islam.
Date:
05/11/2014

IRiS academic on Radio Five Live

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Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed on Question Time Extra Time on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Date:
03/11/2014

New publication: Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context

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Dr Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new book published entitled 'Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context'.
Date:
29/10/2014

Opting out of Mediterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death

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The UK government is seeking to defend its decision not to support rescue missions for migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe via the central Mediterranean - Dr Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
29/10/2014

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

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Just published is a new book entitled 'Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive Community Development', published by Policy Press and co-edited by TSRC Honorary Research Fellow, Andrew Ryder
Date:
28/10/2014

Implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy

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The below the radar work stream at the Third Sector Research Centre has been working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups to undertake a review of the UK Governments' implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy.
Date:
27/10/2014

An Invitation to IRiS: Health, Wellbeing and Superdiversity

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You are invited to a research network coffee session to introduce the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) to a wide network of researchers.
Date:
27/10/2014

Event: Varieties of religious superdiversity

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All are invited to attend a workshop exploring current research on religious diversity in the UK.
Date:
20/10/2014
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