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Britain's youngest carers

Description
New Pro-Vice Chancellor for the College of Social Sciences, Professor Saul Becker, features in a one hour documentary which aired on Channel 4 last night on 'Britain's youngest carers'.
Date:
10 July 2014

Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four cities

Description
The Launch Conference of the research project 'Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities', will be held at the University of Birmingham Business School on Friday 18 July.
Date:
02 July 2014

The moral compexities of child protection: mothers, children and the state

Description
Sue White, Professor of Social Work for Children and Families, contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
02 July 2014

Whose sea? Mare nostrum and the politics of migration in the Med

Description
On the eve of Italy's EU presidency, IRiS academic Dr Sigona discusses the politics underpinning current responses to the migration crisis in the Med and how new wave of nationalism could scupper Italy's bid for EU-wide response to migrant boats.
Date:
01 July 2014

Beyond Islamophobia? Media shows Muslim families to be 'normal'

Description
For some time now, speculation has raged over the number of young British Muslims travelling to Syria and Iraq with the intention of fighting in the ongoing conflicts there. Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
01 July 2014

Transition to adulthood of former unaccompanied minors - new ESRC grant

Description
Dr Nando Sigona is co-PI on a new ESRC research project on young migrants subject to immigration control in Europe.
Date:
30 June 2014
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IASS Events

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

Creating superdiversity: Reflections on long-term collaboration between academia and practice

Date
13 November 2014 (13:30-15:00)
Location:
7th Floor, Muirhead Tower (R21), Room 714/5
Description
This workshop reflects upon the experiences of a Belgian academic working over a long period with social workers in Belgium and explores the nature of collaboration and commitment and issues around the development of relationships, networks and strategies given the different institutional frameworks from which the different parties come.
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