The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham was founded in 2012 to break new ground in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research on international migration, forced displacement, and migration-driven superdiversity. Ever since, it has been at the forefront of empirical and theory-driven research into refugee and migrant integration, migration governance and policies, research methods in/for superdiverse contexts, irregularised migration, youth migration and wellbeing in different welfare regimes.
For the past decade, shifts in the international order and major global and regional events have changed international and internal migration, transforming societies of immigration and emigration, in turn, challenging migration scholars to reflect on and reassess their methods and epistemologies.
Looking back to look forward is the theme of the 2022 IRIS international conference. The conference will address key dimensions and changes in contemporary migration studies research, both in the past decade and for the decade ahead.
Professor Cecilia Menjívar, University of California Los Angeles and President of the American Sociological Association
Professor Steve Vertovec, Director of Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany
Professor Michaela Benson, Lancaster University
Professor Mette Berg, UCL
Rob McNeil, Migration Observatory, University of Oxford
Nazek Ramadan, Migrant Voice
Barbara Serra, journalist
Professor Carlos Vargas Silva, University of Oxford
Colin Yeo, immigration and asylum barrister and founder of Free Movement
Hasan Patel, communications consultant
Gulwali Passarlay, writer and activist
Dr Agnes Woolley, Birkbeck, University of London
Further info: please contact Paladia Ziss, Conference Manager email@example.com or Ann Bolstridge, IRiS Senior Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org