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Delivering maternity services in an era of superdiversity

Description
This new article released online for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies uses maternity services as a vehicle for exploring the experiences of new migrants and the barriers they encounter when seeking to engage with welfare services in superdiverse neighbourhoods. The article highlights widespread concerns in terms of equality of access and outcomes which are likely to extend beyond maternity services to other forms of welfare and are particularly worrying in relation to asylum seekers, failed asylum seekers and family/spousal migrants.
Date:
25 November 2014

Work on community languages

Description
Work by IRiS academic, Professor Angela Creese, on community languages has been featured in various ways recently.
Date:
24 November 2014

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists

Description
The University of Birmingham is proud to offer 25 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research.
Date:
18 November 2014

The future of social housing

Description
Housing and Communities Research Group launches new research programme on the future of social housing.
Date:
17 November 2014

IRiS Event: Should I stay or should I go? The return migration of retired migrants from Spain

Description
All are welcome at this IRiS event, hosted by Jordi Giner Monfort from the Universitat de Valencia in Spain, which will be held on Monday 24 November 2014 from 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm in Room 427 in the Muirhead Tower.
Date:
17 November 2014

Sans Papiers: The Social and economic lives of young, undocumented migrants

Description
IRiS's Dr Nando Sigona and Professor Roger Zetter (University of Oxford) will present their new book 'Sans Papiers: The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants', at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford on Wednesday 19 November.
Date:
12 November 2014
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IASS Events

Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar: 12 January 2015

Date
12 January 2015 (16:15-17:45)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar: Monday 12 January 2015, 4.15 - 5.45 pm, Room 710, Muirhead Tower.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Poor wretched Outcast! I will weep for thee': Reflections upon funeral costs, state support and responsibilisation

Date
20 January 2015 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 111 Birmingham Business School
Description
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by CHASM to reflect on funeral costs, state support and responsibilisation.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Politics of the irregular situation

Date
20 January 2015 (12:30-14:30)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
How the experiences of undocumented migrant children and families compare in Malmo and Birmingham? Jacob Lind (currently visiting researcher at IRiS), Dr Anna Lundberg and Dr Michael Strange will present their project 'Undocumented children's rights claims', a multidisciplinary study project on agency and contradictions between different levels of regulation and practice that reveals undocumented children's human rights.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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