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Superdiversity: A new reality with new challenges

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Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), presented 'Superdiversity: A new reality with new challenges', at Social Work in a Changing World, at the University of Sheffield on 17 June 2014.
Date:
17 June 2014

New publication: Sans Papiers - The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants

Description
IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona is co-author with Professor Alice Bloch and Professor Roger Zetter of Sans Papiers: The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants published by Pluto Press.
Date:
17 June 2014

Podcast: Jacqui Smith and Marcia Shakespeare on the shooting of Letisha Shakespeare and combating gang culture

Description
Podcast of Jacqui Smith (former Home Secretary) and Marcia Shakespeare (mother of Letisha Shakespeare) talking about gang culture and the shooting of Letisha in Birmingham in 2003.
Date:
17 June 2014

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode

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Despite the findings from the investigations into 21 Birmingham schools by Ofsted being published on Monday, the shadow cast by Operation Trojan Horse's allegations are likely to loom large over the city's Muslims.
Date:
16 June 2014

Reimagining society in an era of superdiversity: New IRiS Working Paper Series

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IRiS Working Paper Series offers a platform to showcase research that is theoretically and methodologically innovative, empirically grounded and policy relevant on the emerging field of superdiversity.
Date:
12 June 2014

New publication: The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

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IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona is co-editor with Dr Elena Fiddian Qasmiyeh, Professor Gil Loescher and Dr Katy Long of The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies published today by Oxford University Press as part of its world-renowned Oxford Handbook series.
Date:
12 June 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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