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Social Work students in lecture theatreLatest news and events from the Institute of Applied Social Studies.

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IRiS research showcased at the American Sociological Association Conference

Description
In recognition of his pioneering work on undocumented migration in the UK, Dr Nando Sigona contributes to a thematic session on comparative approaches to migrant "illegality" at Sociological Conference in San Francisco.
Date:
18 August 2014

CHASM Conference July 2014

Description
Over 50 delegates from academia, public, private and third sectors attended the CHASM conference: 'Financial Security in an Age of Austerity', which took place on Friday 18th July, at the Friends Meeting House, Euston, London.
Date:
13 August 2014

Re-thinking camps as social and political spaces

Description
Dr Nando Sigona's new article published by the international peer reviewed journal Citizenship Studies draws on his ethnography of camps in Italy for forcibly displaced Roma to argue for a more nuanced understanding of camps and camp-like institutions as spaces of sociality and politics.
Date:
11 August 2014

Superdiversity: Theory, method and practice in an era of change

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity recently held the world's first international, interdisciplinary conference on superdiversity at the University of Birmingham Business School.
Date:
24 July 2014

Funded PhD opportunities: School of Social Policy

Description
The School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, is seeking to recruit two full time doctoral research scholarships. Find out how to apply.
Date:
21 July 2014

Lecturer recognised for exceptional work with Excellence in Teaching Award

Description
Congratulations to Dawn River, Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Social Studies in the School of Social Policy, who has received the 2014 School of Social Policy and College of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Date:
10 July 2014
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IASS Events

Survivor Performance Arts and Exhibition

Date
07 September 2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
7th Floor Muirhead Tower
Description
Alongside the exhibition, which show cases the diverse creativity and ability of survivor artists, research presentations on the role of comedy in recovery and Survivor Arts in Social Work training and music and poetry from survivor artists will be taking place throughout the day.
Categories:
Social Sciences

Integration for who? Getting on in an era of superdiversity with Professor Jenny Phillimore

Date
17 September 2014 (17:30-18:30)
Location:
G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Description
Each new professor at the University of Birmingham gives a lecture, known as an inaugural, to their peers and students on their area of research. Therefore you are personally invited to join, Jenny Phillimore Professor of Migration and Superdiversity, at her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 5pm – 6pm as it may be of interest to your area of expertise.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching

Taxing our wealth – do we have it right?

Date
04 (00:00) - 06 November 2014 (00:00)
Description
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, a series of linked events targeted at 16-18 year olds will be addressing the question - do we have the tax system right when it comes to taxing people's wealth?
Categories:
Social Sciences
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