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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

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

Varieties of religious superdiversity

Date
26 November 2014 (10:30-16:30)
Location:
Room 420 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome to attend a workshop exploring current research on religious diversity in the UK. The aim of the workshop is to draw together a series of insights from different disciplines on the nature and study of religious (super)diversity in the UK today.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Assembling Samira: Queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental film making

Date
03 December 2014 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 427 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar on 'Assembling Samira: Queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental film making'.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Using the Secondary Financial Services Market to Advance Economic Justice

Date
09 December 2014 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) with David Stoesz, Fulbright University of Birmingham Distinguished Professor.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
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