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Re-thinking camps as social and political spaces

Description
Dr Nando Sigona's new article published by the international peer reviewed journal Citizenship Studies draws on his ethnography of camps in Italy for forcibly displaced Roma to argue for a more nuanced understanding of camps and camp-like institutions as spaces of sociality and politics.
Date:
11 August 2014

Superdiversity: Theory, method and practice in an era of change

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity recently held the world's first international, interdisciplinary conference on superdiversity at the University of Birmingham Business School.
Date:
24 July 2014

Funded PhD opportunities: School of Social Policy

Description
The School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, is seeking to recruit two full time doctoral research scholarships. Find out how to apply.
Date:
21 July 2014

Lecturer recognised for exceptional work with Excellence in Teaching Award

Description
Congratulations to Dawn River, Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Social Studies in the School of Social Policy, who has received the 2014 School of Social Policy and College of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Date:
10 July 2014

University of Birmingham wins Outstanding International Strategy

Description
Academics from the University of Birmingham and a Research Foundation in Rio de Janeiro working to facilitate academic cooperation in Brazil and the UK.
Date:
10 July 2014

International Network for Research on Asset Policies (INRAP)

Description
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative – The International Network for Research on Asset Policies (INRAP) – which aims to bring together for the first time, academics, policymakers, research centres and networks, working within the broad area of 'asset-based' policies.
Date:
10 July 2014
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IASS Events

Education, ethnicity and gender: Biographies of Roma and Sinti women in Germany

Date
22 October 2014 (11:00-12:30)
Location:
Room 113 - Muirhead Tower
Description
This presentation from Julie Reimer of the University of Bamberg, Germany, is a report of an ongoing research project (in the context of a doctoral dissertation) that brings into focus that especially Roma and Sinti women are confronted with various levels of discrimination as they belong to a certain ethnicity and are female.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of Belonging, Mobile Labour and Incongruous Encounters with Difference

Date
23 October 2014 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 427 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar from Amanda Wise from the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University in Australia on 'Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of Belonging, Mobile Labour & Incongruous Encounters with Difference'.

Religion and the City: conversations about Birmingham's religious diversity

Date
03 (00:00) - 07 November 2014 (00:00)
Description
As part of this year's ESRC Festival of Social Science, social scientists from the University of Birmingham will be going out across the city to engage members of the public in 'conversations' about religion and what impact is has on the city.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Taxing our wealth – do we have it right?

Date
04 (00:00) - 06 November 2014 (00:00)
Description
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, a series of linked events targeted at 16-18 year olds will be addressing the question - do we have the tax system right when it comes to taxing people's wealth?
Categories:
Social Sciences
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