Key Concepts Roundtable Series: Race and superdiversity: What are the links?

The third roundtable in IRiS Key Concepts Series brought together leading thinkers in this field to start a conversation about the implications of, and inter-relationships between, superdiversity and race from a critical perspective.

Professor Claire Alexander, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester and Editor of 'Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power'

Professor David Gillborn, Professor of Critical Race Studies, and Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education, University of Birmingham

Dr Ipek Demir, Department of Sociology, University of Leicester

Rob Berkeley, BBC and formerly Runnymede Trust

The roundtable addressed three questions:

  • Has the way we think about race changed with the emergence of superdiversity?
  • How might a superdiversity lens help us to address processes of racialization in contemporary society?
  • Are new forms of discrimination and/or oppression emerging in the context of superdiversity?

Short presentations contemplated conceptual and theoretical dimensions of these issues and were followed by an open discussion.

'Race and superdiversity: What are the links?' Report by Rachel Humphris, Associate Researcher, University of Birmingham (PDF)

More information on the IRiS Concepts Roundtable Series