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Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school

Description
If a week is a long time in politics, then the school summer holidays must have seemed like a lifetime the for governors, teachers, pupils and staff at the 21 schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse plot in Birmingham.
Date:
03 September 2014

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
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IASS Events

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

Examining diet and physical activity behaviours amongst older adults through the lens of superdiversity

Date
18 September 2014 (09:30-14:30)
Location:
Room 427 Muirhead Tower
Description
This half-day interactive workshop aims to critically examine current dietary and physical activity assessment methods, including behaviour changes theories and approaches, from the perspective of superdiversity.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Causes, experiences and responses to poverty among refugees and migrants

Date
25 September 2014 (13:30-17:00)
Location:
Room 420 Muirhead Tower
Description
IRiS is hosting a workshop on causes, experiences and responses to poverty among migrants and refugees.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing and Communities Research Network

Date
29 September 2014 (16:15-17:45)
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 710
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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