Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)

Rethinking society in the age of migration and superdiversity

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    A centre of excellence for research and teaching in the fields of migration and superdiversity

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    We cover a range of specialisms from social policy to economics and the humanities. Find out about our staff and associates

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When refuge isn't safe

Findings from SEREDA call for changes to the Home Office’s asylum policy after uncovering the failures of the UK asylum system faced by refugee victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

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15 March 2019

Putting gender on the agenda in the refugee "crisis"

Violence, insecurity, persecution, and human rights violations have led to the forced displacement of an estimated 68.5 million people. Of these, 25.4 million are refugees – the highest number ever recorded.

07 March 2019

International Women's Day

By Professor Hannah Bradby: There is much to celebrate since the first international women's day in 1911. But with women fleeing conflict and poverty being subject to regular sexual assault, there remains much to protest

10 October 2018

IRiS at the Community Sponsorship Awards 2018

IRiS staff, Jenny Phillimore, Rachel Humphris and associate, Gemma Hennessey, were invited to attend the Community Sponsorship awards ceremony at The Royal Society in London on Tuesday 2nd October 2018.

20 August 2018

Mutating faces of the state?

This new article, explores how austerity, welfare conditionality and the hostile environment combine to effect policy and practice towards new migrants.

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