Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is a world leading centre of academic study in the field of superdiversity and migration.

Research

Research

IRiS undertakes research with academic, policy and practice partners across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Our research findings bring new knowledge and have generated theory, policy and debate addressing wide-ranging social concerns in superdiverse contexts.

Working Paper Series

Working Paper Series

IRiS has commissioned and produced a series of innovative papers exploring wide-ranging themes relevant to the field of superdiversity including; health and social care, linguistics, population dynamics, migration and enterprise.

Research videos

Research videos

Leading academics from across the University discuss their approach to superdiversity and how it has enabled their research to cross boundaries and explore new areas of importance for society.

Brexit research

Brexit research

In response to Brexit, IRiS is leading on a number of research projects to explore key issues affecting families, migration, health and the economy

Staff

Staff

IRiS is dedicated to collaboration, bringing together academics to work on inter-disciplinary projects at the cutting edge of research.

About IRiS

About IRiS

Established in 2012 IRiS has rapidly become one of the world's leading research institutes dedicated to advancing knowledge and expertise in the field of superdiversity.

2018 International Conference

2018 International Conference

In 2018, IRiS will be holding its international conference on the theme of racial displacements. More information and a call for proposals can be found here.

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Posted 27 July 2018

Global Forum on Migration and Development

IRiS Deputy Director, Dr Nando Sigona presented at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Thematic Workshop - Children and Youth on the Move: Implementing Sustainable Solutions, in partnership with UNICEF.

Posted 22 June 2018

Welcoming refugees in the UK

Director of IRiS Professor Jenny Phillimore in the Birmingham Brief: 'With the UK's Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and Community Sponsorship Programme for refugees escaping conflicts in the Middle East, refugees have been resettled to many places in the UK that have very little experience of diversity, let alone refugees. What can these places do to welcome refugees?'

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