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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

Maximising Older People's use of Personal Budgets

Description
TSRC publish new report on Maximising Older People's Personal budget Use (MOPPU) which aimed to 'improve social care outcomes for older people using personal budgets' through the development of an 'innovative volunteer-delivery model'.
Date:
03 November 2014

IRiS academic on Radio Five Live

Description
Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed on Question Time Extra Time on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Date:
03 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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