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'Community research within a social constructionist epistemology' : New article from IRiS

Description
A new article by Jenny Phillimore, co-written with colleagues at the University of Victoria, Melbourne, explores the way that a social constructionist framework can lend itself to undertaking policy relevant research.
Date:
03 September 2014

Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school

Description
If a week is a long time in politics, then the school summer holidays must have seemed like a lifetime the for governors, teachers, pupils and staff at the 21 schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse plot in Birmingham.
Date:
03 September 2014

Amanda Beaufoy: Alumna of the Year 2014

Description
Congratulations to social work student who wins Alumna of the Year award.
Date:
18 August 2014

IRiS research showcased at the American Sociological Association Conference

Description
In recognition of his pioneering work on undocumented migration in the UK, Dr Nando Sigona contributes to a thematic session on comparative approaches to migrant "illegality" at Sociological Conference in San Francisco.
Date:
18 August 2014

CHASM Conference July 2014

Description
Over 50 delegates from academia, public, private and third sectors attended the CHASM conference: 'Financial Security in an Age of Austerity', which took place on Friday 18th July, at the Friends Meeting House, Euston, London.
Date:
13 August 2014

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
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IASS Events

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

Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar: 17 November 2014

Date
17 November 2014 (16:15-17:45)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
Housing and Communities Research Network seminar, 17 November 2014. Seminar on 'Social Housing Organisations in England and The Netherlands: Between State, Market and Community'.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity?'

Date
19 November 2014 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 429 -Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar from Ralph Grillo from the University of Sussex on 'How can the law be expected to cope with superdiversity?'
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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