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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

IRiS Event: Ralph Grillo seminar on Superdiversity

Description
All are welcome at this event at which Ralph Grillo from the University of Sussex will ask the question 'How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity'?'
Date:
11 November 2014

Connected or Disconnected? Re-thinking the role of local councils in changing times

Description
The Third Sector Research Centre, in partnership with the National Association of Local Councils, the University of Gloucestershire and the Institute of Local Government Studies, hosted a conference at Hucclecote Village Hall (Gloucestershire), to explore the challenges facing town and parish councils.
Date:
11 November 2014

Why I quit the Government's anti-Muslim hatred working group

Description
Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article published in the Huffington Post, 'Why I quit the Government's anti-Muslim hatred working group'.
Date:
05 November 2014

The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif

Description
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 November 2014
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IASS Events

Assembling Samira: Queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental film making

Date
03 December 2014 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 427 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar on 'Assembling Samira: Queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental film making'.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Using the Secondary Financial Services Market to Advance Economic Justice

Date
09 December 2014 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) with David Stoesz, Fulbright University of Birmingham Distinguished Professor.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, 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
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