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New publication: Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context

Description
Dr Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new book published entitled 'Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context'.
Date:
29 October 2014

Opting out of Mediterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death

Description
The UK government is seeking to defend its decision not to support rescue missions for migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe via the central Mediterranean - Dr Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
29 October 2014

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Description
Just published is a new book entitled 'Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive Community Development', published by Policy Press and co-edited by TSRC Honorary Research Fellow, Andrew Ryder
Date:
28 October 2014

Housing and Communities Fellow launches new book at UoB Brussels office - 3 November 2014

Description
A new book on social housing organisations in England and the Netherlands by Housing and Communiteis Honorary Fellow, Darinka Czische is being launched on 3 November in Brussels.
Date:
28 October 2014

Implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy

Description
The below the radar work stream at the Third Sector Research Centre has been working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups to undertake a review of the UK Governments' implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy.
Date:
27 October 2014

An Invitation to IRiS: Health, Wellbeing and Superdiversity

Description
You are invited to a research network coffee session to introduce the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) to a wide network of researchers.
Date:
27 October 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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