IRiS is working to generate advanced, high quality research to underpin theory building, knowledge generation, policy making and public debate about superdiversity. We are addressing crucial issues related to: population dynamics, security, cohesion and integration, identity, global networks, citizenship, service delivery, well-being, social exclusion and the opportunities that a superdiverse society offers to support economic recovery.
Our current projects explore important issues around integration and social capital, ageing and migration, multilingualism and superdiversity, civil society and community actions, destitution and inclusion, Roma, citizenship and rights, business advice and support for superdiverse SMEs, engagement in health programmes and planning for superdiversity.
Our ground-breaking Practitioner Researcher programme brings policymakers and practitioners together with IRiS academics to collaborate around the development of innovative research projects embedded within practice settings.
We also have a Doctoral Researchers Diversity Network (DRDN) that brings together PhD students researching diversity related issues in a cross-college network which focuses on developing their research and academic skills and producing world leading diversity researchers.