The Sociological Review to showcase images and words from In the Shadow of Brexit, the audio-visual collection of family portraits of EU citizens in London on the cusp of Brexit
Sandra Pertek, the SEREDA Researcher at IRiS, University of Birmingham, has been awarded U21 Seed Funding to continue her research on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and modern slavery.
IRiS announces new research project: 'Rebordering Britain and Britons after Brexit (MIGZEN)' under the ESRC's Governance after Brexit programme.
IRiS Director Professor Nando Sigona took part in BBC Radio 4's The Briefing Room on "Britain's immigration dilemma" hosted by award winning journalist David Aaranovitch.
By Nicholas Bailey (Birmingham Business School and Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business) and Professor Nando Sigona (School of Social Policy and Director of IRiS)
A webinar event hosted by Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment entitled 'Racism, policing and the politics of surveillance in times of pandemic'.
Blog by Global Challenges Researcher, Rafiyah Khan, on understanding the needs of refugee and forced migrant families and children.
Community Sponsorship Scheme (CSS) can bring local community groups to become directly responsible for supporting the resettlement of refugees.
World Refugee Week blog by Professor Hannah Bradby on having tenacious hope for a better world, especially for forced migrant Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) survivors.
The three year study found that the future of CSS in the UK depended on CSS groups having a positive experience and feeling that their contribution was worthwhile and successful.
Blog by Community Sponsorship Evaluation Project Researcher, Sara Hassan, around research experiences using the Arabic language.
My journey in Community Sponsorship - a blog written by Gabriella D'Avino, pioneer volunteer and researcher for the Community Sponsorship Scheme Evaluation.
IRiS statement on George Floyd, Amy Cooper and the banality and lethality of structural racism.
Coronavirus crisis 'increases suffering of most vulnerable refugees', new IRIS research report reveals.
Apply for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2020 with IRiS. This is the last call of H2020.
Forced migrant survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) face increasingly serious problems – some life-threatening – as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions, a new study reveals.
Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge from IRiS writes about what Hannah Arendt can teach us about work in the time of Covid-19 for the New Statesman.
New book by IRiS Associate, Professor Gracia Liu-Farrer: Immigrant Japan Mobility and Belonging in an Ethnonationalist Society.
The Refugee Hosts project has published a new report titled 'Religion and Social Justice for Refugees'. Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge from IRiS is a Co-Investigator of Refugee Hosts project.
SEREDA Project Researcher, Hoayda Darkal, writes a blog on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) during the time of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEREDA Project Researcher, Professor Hannah Bradby, writes a blog on International Women's Day about Maryam's story: a testament to the persistent courage of refugee women around the world.
Professor Jenny Phillimore reflects on the highlights of her ten years as Director of IRiS.
SEREDA blog on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) across migrant and refugee journeys: Early lessons learnt from Tunisia.
SEREDA blog on how faith can help refugee and migrant women to heal from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).
IRiS announces new director: Professor Nando Sigona takes the lead of the Institute from founding director Professor Jenny Phillimore.
IRiS's Prof Jenny Phillimore and Dr Marisol Reyes published a report detailing the wider effects of the Community Sponsorship Scheme (UK), with knowledge about, and attitudes to, refugees in less-diverse communities.
SEREDA blog on main research findings demonstrating a pressing need for SGBV-informed service provision in the forced migration context from displacement to settlement.
Professor Nando Sigona, will present Eurochildren Project research in Berlin on 14 November at a Centre Marc Bloch event focused on the impact of Brexit on EU citizen's migration, mobility and belonging.
Professor Nando Sigona of IRiS invited to give the keynote address of an inter-agency meeting organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross at the Humanitarium in Geneva.
These conclusions are based on the findings of two reports being launched on Tuesday 17th September at the Cornerstone Centre St John's, Edinburgh by the University of Birmingham.
The Eurochildren Team launch research findings in Edinburgh, showcasing a new Scotland-focused report mapping the population of EU Nationals over four decades.
How are EU families coping with Brexit? With Brexit looming, Professor Nando Sigona, IRiS Deputy Director, captures some of the difficult dilemmas faced by EU nationals in an article for The Conversation.
New book 'Undocumented Migration' authored by IRiS Deputy Director Professor Nando Sigona and colleagues is launched by Polity.
Professor Phillimore to visit the University of Melbourne as a Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow
By Jeanine Hourani, Research Associate at Centre for Health Equality, Gender and Women's Health Unit, University of Melbourne.
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity and Project Lead, writes fifteen months into the SEREDA project.
Special Issue: Rethinking integration. New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in the era of super-diversity is available from the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (jems).
Research conducted from the Eurochildren study, led by Dr Nando Sigona, released three new reports today covering the legal, statistical and soiciological aspects of the impact of Brexit on EU families.
Professor Jenny Phillimore helps develop UK Home Office Indicators of Integration Framework and its supporting documents, including an interactive toolkit and a guide to 'what works in integrating refugees.'
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity, in partnership with the Institute of Asian Migrations (IAM), Waseda University, have been awarded funding from the Japan Foundation to hold an international symposium.
In her acclaimed new book, Dr Rachel Humphris seeks to open up new questions for academic and political debates about citizenship, migration and belonging.
Professor Jenny Phillimore speaking at TEDx at the University of Birmingham on 'Symbolic Violence and Refugees: Where is the Harm?'
The overall purpose of the CoP is to work collaboratively with key organisations to explore ways of improving support for refugee survivors of SGBV both locally, nationally and internationally.
IRiS Deputy Director, Dr Nando Sigona, is one of the authors of the article: Changing undocumented migrant children for NHS healthcare: implications for child health.
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.
Professor Jenny Phillimore writes: "Today, on International Women's Day, we have launched a series of working papers focusing on some of the key aspects of the gendered refugee experience."
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
A pilot study by the University of Birmingham has identified major barriers to healthcare access for migrants, including denial of entitlements and administrative issues.
Migration experts from the University of Birmingham and Waseda University are launching a major new research partnership that will examine a shortage of skilled and unskilled labour in the UK and Japan - .
Nando Sigona in The Conversation: How a child reacted to Theresa May's comments that Brexit would stop EU citizens from 'jumping the queue' to come to the UK.
Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge has been appointed to a new Interdisciplinary Chair in Humanities and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham
SEREDA Project Team Member named as one of the most inspiring young alumni from the University of Auckland, New Zealand
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.
Talented new doctoral student Allaa Barri writes for the World Today Magazine, discussing initiatives to allow refugees to return to their war-ravaged country.
Dr Nando Sigona explains why we shouldn't treat Spain as a new Greece or Italy as far as irregular sea crossings are concerned
This new article, explores how austerity, welfare conditionality and the hostile environment combine to effect policy and practice towards new migrants.
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.
Academics from the University of Birmingham's Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) look closely at the changing profile of EU-born residents in the UK during the last 40 years of EU membership.
The UPWEB project ran its final symposium at ISCTE, The University Institute of Lisbon, on the 27 and 28 June 2018.
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?'
April-Louise Pennant and Dr Nando Sigona write for The Conversation.What is the legacy of the Empire Windrush for black Britishness today? The arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on June 22, 1948 marked a watershed moment in the recent history of immigration to Britain. The day before the ship arrived from the Caribbean, the Evening Standard sent an airplane to photograph the vessel as it approached Britain. The photo appeared on the front page under the headline: "Welcome to Britain! Evening Standard plane greets 400 sons of Empire." But the reception of the new arrivals was far from unequivocally positive.
The West Midlands Combined Authority's (WMCA) Leadership Commission Report 2018, was launched by Andy Street CBE, the Mayor of the West Midlands and presented at a city centre event on Thursday 14 June.
Out now: "Navigating the Central Mediterranean in a Time of 'Crisis': Disentangling Migration Governance and Migrant Journeys", is an interesting new article by Nando Sigona and his MEDMIG colleague Simon McMahon in Sociology journal, 52(3).
The codes used to guide us are designed for data protection, marketing and social media – not anthropology. Dr Rachel Humphris writes om how the GDPR will force us to rethink how we go about our research.
IRiS Director Professor Jenny Phillimore and Deputy Director Dr Nando Sigona have made a significant contribution to the Discovery Society's interesting response to the Government's Integration Strategy green paper.
A prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship has been secured by IRiS Researcher, Dr Rachel Humphris, for a three year research project, Welcoming Cities?
The project findings were extensively reported in the Guardian and other publications.
Dr Lauren Heidbrinnk (California State University) successfully applied for a Fulbright award in the 2018-19 Fulbright-Schuman programme with the support of Dr Nando Sigona at IRiS.
Dr Nando Sigona presented his work at two universities.
Dr Nando Sigona writes for The Conversation: When freedom of movement is revoked, legal migrants are suddenly asked to prove they have the right to reside. Theresa May, the UK prime minister, and Amber Rudd, home secretary, have both apologised for the distress caused by the treatment of the so-called "Windrush generation", in the face of mounting pressure from MPs and the wider public.
The study found the nature and quality of rights of many EU citizens and their future residence in the UK would be thrown into question, particularly for children, whose status is dependent on their parents.
Dr Nando Sigona writes for Open Democracy in response to the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper released on 14 March 2018: The UK Government's strategy is not for an integrated society, focusing on what government and society could and should do, but for integrated 'communities', code word for everyone else.
In a series of IRiS blogs we give our reactions to the DHCLG Integrated Communities Strategy green paper, based on some two decades of research into integration in the UK and Europe, to the Green Paper.
IRiS Deputy Director, Dr Nando Sigona, has been invited to give his expert insight on the potential impact of Brexit on family life for a panel discussion chaired by Jean Lambert, Green Party MEP.
In this interview with the Atlas of Transitions, Dr Nando Sigona offers some fascinating insights into how the 2015 refugee crisis has turned into a "solidarity crisis" and a "crisis of the European Union (EU) as a project".
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity provides an accessible and authoritative overview of the linguistic analysis of interaction in superdiverse cities.
The International Conference on Refugee Policies and Refugee Movements will be held on 16 February 2018.
New film outlines some of the findings from the UPWEB project Birmingham case study
Triple invitation for ITSEE staff to present at an Irish Research Council-sponsored conference in Dublin this week.
A new blog post from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) discusses pro-EU mobilisation, and a study to understand the changing expectations and identities of those who feel personally affected by the decision to leave the EU, who feel misrepresented and excluded from popular constructions of the "British people".
Researcher Ozlem Young examines the impact of Brexit on Somalian Muslim families in the UK, who fled their war-torn homeland in the 1990s for safety in other European countries, subsequently settling in Britain. This is part of the Eurochildren research project led by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham.
A new research project including researchers from the School of Social Policy here at the University of Birmingham will examine potential sustainable solutions to the ongoing crisis within the UK's social care system.
In the 2016 referendum on the EU, EU citizens living in the UK were not eligible to vote – irrespective of how long they had spent in the UK. A new study by the Institute of Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) investigates how this group experienced the referendum campaign, and how this affected perceptions of political integration, feelings of membership and national identity.
Is there a new migrant emergency in Rome? Dr Nando Sigona writes for the Conversation on why Rome's mayor has shifted her stance on welcoming refugees.
In his latest blog post, Dr Nando Sigona argues that Grenfell Tower residents have the right to the city, to stay in their borough, to rebuild their life and to have their many questions answered.
In the first episode of the 'Breaking Brexit' podcast, Dr Nando Sigona examines one of the main issues EU nationals in the UK are faced with since the referendum: who are 'we'?
On 29 March IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona spoke about the plight of undocumented migrants in Europe at an event organised by Green MEPs in the European Parliament in Brussels.
In a workshop in Geneva about displacement and migration, Dr Nando Sigona offered some reflections on the implications of adopting different labels to describe the people crossing the Mediterranean on unseaworthy vessels.
Applications are now open for a fully funded PhD in 'Sexual and gender based violence in the refugee crisis: understanding resilience in the refugee journey', supervised by Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity.
Read the latest in the IRiS Working Paper Series, 'Messaging in the Midlands: Exploring digital literacy repertoires in a superdiverse region'.
All are welcome at this simulation to illustrate how the complex patterns of cultural and genetic signals might combine to define what we mean by "groups" of people is presented.
The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of research into migration and displacement. The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is the first institute in the UK and one of the first globally, to focus on migration, displacement and superdiversity.
A new article on gender and refugee integration by Sin Yi Cheung and Jenny Phillimore, highlights gender differences in integration outcomes
All are invited to an event, jointly hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity and the Runnymede Trust on 'Redefining integration'.
CommonGround are hosting a public discussion in partnership with the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 7 December, 2016 from 17.30 - 19.30, Room 714/5, Muirhead Tower - all welcome.
IRiS's Nando Sigona speaks to BBC World Service Newshour on the Calais jungle and what next for its residents: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04c4wy8 from 47'30''.
Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) spoke to Adrian Goldberg on Radio WM, to talk about the child refugees in Calais.
IRiS and MEENA, an organisation that runs the Unofficial Women and Children's Centre in 'The Jungle', Calais are running a Masterclass to share knowledge and experience of resettling Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in the UK on 7 November.
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new book series on global migration and social change edited by Dr Nando Sigona of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham and Dr Alan Gamlen of the Hugo Center for Migration and Population Research at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
IRiS are holding a Key Concepts Roundtable on 'Planning for Superdiversity: Opportunities and challenges?', on 22 November at the University of Birmingham.
Two new publications by Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS).
Read the article on the work of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) featured in 'Old Joe magazine'.
If her speech at the UN is any indication, Theresa May prioritizes nationalist concerns over humanitarian ones, says IRiS's Nando Sigona in an article in 'Newsweek'.
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity are holding an information event where you can hear more about this year's Practitioner Research Programme (PRP).
An IRiS delegation is to visit the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign hosted by Professor Jonathan Xavier Inda of the Department of Latina/o Studies.
Participants at the 'UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants' will this week hear the findings of a ground-breaking research project, which identifies why refugees and migrants left their home countries to make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean
A qualitative research project funded by British Academy/Leverhulme Foundation focused on migrants' experiences of health and healthcare through their journey of migration and settlement
Following the momentous decision announced on the 24 of June 2016 that Britain intended to exit the EU, the issue of 'lost labour' for the farming sector quickly emerged. Soft fruit growers were one of the first to speak out. The sector is worth around £1.2billion a year in the UK, but the harvesting of strawberries, blueberries and raspberriesis heavily reliant on migrant labour.
Data on refugee and migrant children are the focus of Issue 5 of the IOM GMDAC Data Briefing Series.
The number of asylum seeking children in the care of English councils has risen 62% in a year.
IRiS Practitioner Research Programme - Information session, 12 October 2016.
Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), Nando Sigona, was recently interviewed by Rosemary Bechler, Editor for 'Open Democracy'.
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), writes for Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs on 'Integration and the European Migration 'Crisis'.
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), writes for Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs on 'Integration and the European Migration 'Crisis'.
Nando Sigona interviewed by the well-respected Dutch newspaper NRC about the directions of EU border policy in the context of the refugee crisis.
Nando Sigona delivers conference keynote address - 'The dead sea and the politics of mourning in the EU's refugee crisis'.
New report published this week takes stock of the responses of all LAs in England to a Freedom of Information request regarding unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
Dr Nando Sigona spoke at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Uncertainties on 28 June.
IRiS's Jenny Phillimore asks the question in her latest Blog 'Where is integration in the refugee crisis?', which was published recently for Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
University of Birmingham researcher and AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow Dr David Kerr presents an evening exploring the South Asian musical heritage of the West Midlands, in collaboration with Sampad Arts.
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) has been leading the way with its focus on the EU's refugee and migrants crisis.
The BBC Reality Check programme asks Dr Nando Sigona if the estimate in the latest report by Migration Watch is accurate.
All are welcome at this IRiS hosted seminar with guest speaker Amanda Wise from Macquarie University in Australia.
IRiS research Dr Nando Sigona interviewd by BBC World at One about the situation of lone refugee children in the EU.
IRiS's Nando Sigona explains in The Independent just how generous the UK's offer to take 3,000 lone refugee children really is and why more can be done to address the situation of unaccompanied minors in the EU.
El Pais, the highest-circulation daily newspaper in Spain, reports on ESRC & DFID funded research being carried out by Dr Nando Sigona with colleagues at the Universities of Coventry and Oxford.
Dr Nando Sigona discusses the implications of the EU proposals to overhaul the asylum system on ABC RN Breakfast programme (Australia).
IRiS's Nando Sigona is cited in two recent articles in the Guardian newspaper.
As part of the University of Birmingham's programme of events in the run up to the EU Referendum on 23 June, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is hosting a panel debate to assess the likely impact of both a 'leave' and 'remain' outcome on immigration.
Nando Sigona is a plenary speaker for the Race, Ethnicity and Migration Stream at the British Sociological Association annual conference at Aston University from 6-8 April, 2016.
Drawing on their recently published research brief 'Unpacking a rapidly changing scenario' based on the ESRC and DFIF funded research on the EU's refugee crisis, Nando Sigona and Heaven Crawley offer original insights into migration routes, journeys and flows across the Med.
Following the series of explosions at Brussels' Zavantem airport and a further explosion at the Maalbeek metro station yesterday, Social Policy's Chris Allen comments on events in Belgium in articles in the Huffington Post and the Toronto Star.
Unpacking a Rapidly Changing Scenario is the first briefing paper of the ESRC-funded 'Unravelling the migration crisis (MEDMIG)' project co-led by IRiS Dr Nando Sigona.
The latest in the IRiS Working Paper series has been published, 'Dimensions of Diversity: Terminology in health resarch'.
The latest in the IRiS Working Paper series has been published, 'Dimensions of Diversity: Terminology in health resarch'.
Young people seeking safety and security are subjected to the vagaries of all kinds of 'solutions at various national borders' - Nando Sigona and Elaine Chase (UCL) write in 'The Conversation'.
This open public event chaired by Lynn Jamieson, the President of the British Sociological Association on the eve of their annual conference, which is taking place in Birmingham. All with an interest in Birmingham are welcome and invited to participate in discussion, from those who have never heard of sociology to long-term sociologists.
Sampad Arts presents My Route at the University of Birmingham, with 2 events
Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed recently by France 24 on the situation in Calais.
In light of the Prime Minister's call for an EU Referendum in the UK, Professor Jenny Phillimore examines the idea that high levels of welfare increases the number of new migrants to a country.
The 'disappearance' of 10,000 migrant children after arriving in the EU made recently headlines in British newspapers and across the world.
All are welcome at this forthcoming event with Dr Kamran Khan, from the University of Leicester: Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict.
SciDevNet, the world's leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development, interviews Dr Nando Sigona on the impact of the Danish Law on stripping asylum seekers of financial assets to contribute towards the cost of the asylum system.
IRiS academic, Nando Sigona, was recently interviewed for Al Jazeera's 'Inside Story' to talk about Denmark's adoption of a law that enables seizure of asylum seeker assets.
IRiS academic, Nando Sigona, is to speak at a high profile event at the European Parliament Office in the UK on the refugee crisis and the proposal for a permanent relocation mechanism under the Dublin system.
The Call for Papers for New Researchers' Session (NRS) organised by the Doctoral Research Diversity Network (DRDN) is now open. The deadline is 31 March 2016.
The Ikon Gallery are hosting the largest exhibition to date of photographs by American academic and documentary filmmaker Janet Mendelsohn.
In the first Birmingham Brief of 2016, the University asked 5 of their academics to give their thoughts on what we might expect from the year ahead. Two academics from the School of Social Policy - Professor Judith Smith and Dr Nando Sigona - gave their views.
A new book entitled 'Migration and Social Policy' edited by Jenny Phillimore, has been published by Elgar Publishing.
This paper - the first in Social Science and Medicine to feature a superdiversity analysis shows how structural, legal and institutional factors shape access to care.
Listen to the latest podcasts from the event 'Intersecting discourses on migration in the UK, Germany and Russia'.
The Midlands Polish Community Association supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund is pleased to present the exhibition 'Fitting in and Getting Along: Integration and Identity for Birmingham's British Poles' which will be at the BVSC: In the Community Gallery in the Museum & Art Gallery Birmingham from the 29 November until 31 March 2016.
An article by Professor Jenny Phillimore entitled 'Embedded integration and organisational change in housing providers in the UK' has been published.
In a recent interview by ResearchGate, Alice Pittini, Research Coordinator for Housing Europe, and Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (University of Birmingham), were brought together to discuss the future of housing for refugees, asylum seekers, and the general population.
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and Professor of Migration and Superdiversity, gave a talk at the inauguration of the Academy of Social Sciences Housewarming at the University of Liverpool in London.
IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona was interviewed recently on Swiss TV about the FRONTEX affair.
The French daily newspaper Libération has republished Nando Sigona's The Conversation article where he unveils how FRONTEX miscounts migrants and refugees crossing its external borders and why numbers matter in the refugee crisis.
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), asks where integration fits in the current migrant 'crisis' and outlines some suggestions about how refugee reception, orientation and eventual social mobility can be supported in this latest Blog published recently on the LSE website.
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and Professor of Migration and Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham, will give a talk at the inauguration of the Academy's new offices at 33 Finsbury Square on Wednesday, November 4.
The University of Birmingham's Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is seeking two highly motivated researcher fellows with expertise in superdiversity and/or migration to join its growing international team
In response to the on-going migration crisis the ESRC is providing £1 million to support leading UK social scientists to conduct research with migrant and refugee populations who have entered Europe across the Mediterranean.
On a recent visit to Melbourne, Australia, Professor Jenny Phillimore was a guest on the radio show 'Up Close' on the subject of 'Superdiversity: Policy challenges in an age of unprecedented migration'.
IRiS is seeking a Development & Communications Manager (0.8 PT, permanent) to provide oversight of operational management of new projects and tenders, with direct responsibility for high-level operational support of IRiS.
Is superdiversity solely an European phenomenon?
The Midlands Polish Community Association supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund is presenting an exhibition entitled 'Fitting in and Getting Along: Integration and Identity for Birmingham's British Poles' in Digbeth, Birmingham.
Read the latest article by Dr Nando Sigona in 'The Conversation' on the refugee crisis in Calais.
IRiS Acting Director Dr Nando Sigona spoke to BBC 5 Live 'Up all night' about the migrant crisis in Calais.
IRiS Dr Arshad Isakjee, together with colleagues Thom Davies and Surindar Dhesi, have been conducting unprecendented public health research in the new Calais refugee camp.
All are welcome at the forthcoming seminar led by Professor Felicitas Hillmann, IRS/TU Berlin.
Read the latest in the IRiS Working Paper Series, 'Call for consistent incorporation of superdiversity considerations in the European Court of Human Rights' (non-discrimination) jurisprudence
Rachel Humphris (IRiS Associate Researcher) reports on the second Key Concepts roundtable.
Over 70 International scholars and practitioners met at the University of Birmingham on 2nd July for the IRiS SAST conference 'Rethinking integration'.
Susanne Wessendorf explains how language differences are skilfully bridged in public-space social interactions, for example at markets or in shops
Rachel Humphris (IRiS Associate Researcher) reports on the first roundtable of the IRiS Key Concepts Roundtable Series.
Responding to the latest ONS data on net migration, David Cameron has announced his government strategy to address unauthorised migration.
Dr Chris Allen writes for The Conversation, following the hostage taking in Sydney, when thousands of ordinary Australians turned to social media to spread a message of unprecedented tolerance and solidarity.
All are welcome at this seminar when Jacob Lind and colleagues from Malmö University will present their project on the human rights of undocumented children.
Jenny Phillimore, Professor of Migration and Superdiversity and Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), gave her inaugural lecture in September, 'Integration for who? Getting on in an era of superdiversity'.
IRiS were successful in their bid for NORFACE funds as part of the Welfare State Futures Programme. The UPWEB project, led by IRiS Director Professor Jenny Phillimore will commence in 2015.
This new article released online for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies uses maternity services as a vehicle for exploring the experiences of new migrants and the barriers they encounter when seeking to engage with welfare services in superdiverse neighbourhoods. The article highlights widespread concerns in terms of equality of access and outcomes which are likely to extend beyond maternity services to other forms of welfare and are particularly worrying in relation to asylum seekers, failed asylum seekers and family/spousal migrants.
Work by IRiS academic, Professor Angela Creese, on community languages has been featured in various ways recently.
All are welcome at this IRiS event, hosted by Jordi Giner Monfort from the Universitat de Valencia in Spain, which will be held on Monday 24 November 2014 from 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm in Room 427 in the Muirhead Tower.
IRiS's Dr Nando Sigona and Professor Roger Zetter (University of Oxford) will present their new book 'Sans Papiers: The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants', at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford on Wednesday 19 November.
All are welcome at this event at which Ralph Grillo from the University of Sussex will ask the question 'How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity'?'
Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article published in the Huffington Post, 'Why I quit the Government's anti-Muslim hatred working group'.
For some time, my research has shown that Muslim women who wear the hijab or other types of Muslim attire are the most likely to become victims of street-level Islamophobia.
Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed on Question Time Extra Time on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Dr Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new book published entitled 'Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context'.
The UK government is seeking to defend its decision not to support rescue missions for migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe via the central Mediterranean - Dr Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation'.
Just published is a new book entitled 'Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive Community Development', published by Policy Press and co-edited by TSRC Honorary Research Fellow, Andrew Ryder
The below the radar work stream at TSRC has been working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups to undertake a review of the UK Governments' implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy.
You are invited to a research network coffee session to introduce the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) to a wide network of researchers.
All are invited to attend a workshop exploring current research on religious diversity in the UK.
All are welcome at this presentation from Julie Reimer of the University of Bamberg, Germany, of an ongoing research project (in the context of a doctoral dissertation) that brings into focus that especially Roma and Sinti women are confronted with various levels of discrimination as they belong to a certain ethnicity and are female.
There is no doubt that social media has changed how we communicate. The question is: should we worry about these changes?
IRiS academics take part in new film from The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which shines a light on the AHRC's Translating Cultures theme.
All are welcome at this seminar entitled 'How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity?' on 19 November 2014.
All are welcome at this seminar on 'Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of belonging, mobile labour and incongruous encounters with difference'.
All are welcome at a workshop hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) on causes, experiences and responses to poverty among migrants and refugees.
All are welcome at this Free workshop "Examining diet and physical activity behaviours amongst older adults through the lens of superdiversity" which is being hosted by IRiS.
A new paper co-written by Jenny Phillimore with IRiS and TSRC colleagues, explores how very small scale 'grassroots', that is self-organised civil society action, including that undertaken by minority and new migrant groups, contributes to society at local level.
A new article by Jenny Phillimore, co-written with colleagues at the University of Victoria, Melbourne, explores the way that a social constructionist framework can lend itself to undertaking policy relevant research.
In recognition of his pioneering work on undocumented migration in the UK, Dr Nando Sigona contributes to a thematic session on comparative approaches to migrant "illegality" at Sociological Conference in San Francisco.
Dr Nando Sigona's new article published by the international peer reviewed journal Citizenship Studies draws on his ethnography of camps in Italy for forcibly displaced Roma to argue for a more nuanced understanding of camps and camp-like institutions as spaces of sociality and politics.
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity recently held the world's first international, interdisciplinary conference on superdiversity at the University of Birmingham Business School.
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.
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.
This paper in the IRiS Working Paper series, reviews integration practices undertaken by civil society and local institutions across European Member States that have been identified as 'good practice' examples.
Dr Nando Sigona is co-PI on a new ESRC research project on young migrants subject to immigration control in Europe.
A new IRiS Working Paper by Simon Pemberton, Jenny Phillimore and David Robinson addresses causes and experiences of poverty among economic migrants
IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona is co-author with Professor Alice Bloch and Professor Roger Zetter of Sans Papiers: The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants published by Pluto Press.
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), presented 'Superdiversity: A new reality with new challenges', at Social Work in a Changing World, at the University of Sheffield on 17 June 2014.
IRiS Working Paper Series offers a platform to showcase research that is theoretically and methodologically innovative, empirically grounded and policy relevant on the emerging field of superdiversity.
IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona is co-editor with Dr Elena Fiddian Qasmiyeh, Professor Gil Loescher and Dr Katy Long of The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies published today by Oxford University Press as part of its world-renowned Oxford Handbook series.
It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as "takeover" bids by "hardline Muslims". IASS's Chris Allen comments on 'Operation Trojan Horse'.
In the latest addition to the IRiS research videos, Dr Ricky Joseph talks about the Doctoral Research Diversity Network (DRDN)
A new article by IRiS academic Professor Martin Stringer, entitled 'Evidencing superdiversity in the census and beyond' has been published by Taylor and Francis online
IRiS academic to give Inaugural Lecture on 'Enterprise and Diversity: Walking the Talk through Politics and Emotions to Policy Impact, on 25 June 2014.
Two new articles by Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska, Marie Curie Research Fellow based in the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), have been published recently by SAGE.
Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) has contributed to the 'Saving Humans' Blog.
Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed recently by Jon Sopel on the BBC World's Global on Melilla, Lampedusa and Fortress Europe.
Register now for the 2014 IRiS Conference 23-25 June.
Dr Nando Sigona of the Institute for Researchinto Superdiversity (IRiS), writes in 'The Conversation' in a recent article entitled 'Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children'.
Dr Nando Sigona, from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) was interviewed on recent migrants' irregular crossings in Spain's Moroccan enclaves on ITN's YouTube channel 'Truthloader'.
Dr Nando Sigona, Birmingham Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham,, contributes to 'Open Democracy' in an article entitled 'Another killing in British detention: Who was Alois Dvorzac?'
St Patricks Day is celebrated by Irish and non-Irish communities across Britain with a confidence and inclusiveness that was unimaginable decades ago.
Linda Bakker from the University of Rotterdam is the main presenter at this IRiS hosted event on 9 April 2014 in Room 427 of the Muirhead Tower.
A new book co-edited by IRiS academic Paramjit Gill entitled 'Working with Vulnerable Groups: A clinical handbook for GPs' has recently been published.
Speaker: Sarah Neal, University of Surrey. Migration, Citizenship and Diversity: Questioning the Boundaries Seminar Series.
Research conducted by researchers at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity has been rated 'Excellent' by the Arts and Humanities research councils of Europe.
Although adult social care works with some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in society, for various reasons mainstream services don't always get it right for people. That's why there are different forms and sources of care and support developing outside the mainstream.
IRiS academic, Dr Nando Sigona, reports on 'The Future of Diversity Research' roundtable held at the University of Birmingham.
The Housing and Communities Research Network will be holding their 7th Seminar on Tuesday 25 February 2014 from 16.15 until 17.30 pm in Room 710, Muirhead Tower. Dr Ricky Joseph and Professor Alan Murie will be the main speakers at this event entitled 'Housing, race, community and conflict 50 years on'.
Speaker: Dr Agnieszka Kubal (University of Oxford). Migration, Citizenship and Diversity: Questioning the Boundaries Seminar Series.
Struggles against subjection: the consequences of criminalization of migration on migrants' everyday lives, Agnieszka Kubal, University of Oxford, 12 February 2014, University of Birmingham.
Dr Nando Sigona's article on 'Ethnography, diversity and urban space' included in Taylor & Francis' top 25 most read race & ethnicity articles of 2013
Watch the latest videos of researchers from across the University talking about their particular areas of research and how this fits in with the work of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS).
All are welcome to these seminars which will be followed by light refreshments. No need to register, just turn up!
Academics from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) fared well at the College of Social Science Fifth Anniversary awards.
Chris Allen comments in Guardian article following launch of Government's Extremism Task Force Report.
IRiS academic Nando Sigona gives keynote address at the Illegality, youth and belonging international symposium.
A report entitled 'Making the links: Poverty, ethnicity and social networks' has been published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
IRiS academic Nando Sigona appears on Radio 4's 'Moral Maze' to answer the question 'What is our moral responsibility to economic migrants?'
IRiS academics contribute to latest Birmingham Perspective on the true impact of migration for the UK.
New book published by IRiS academic Kate Tonkiss on Migration and Identity in a Post-National World.
IRiS academic Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation' in an article entitled 'Italy ignores real cause of Lampedusa refugee tragedy'.
Call for Papers - IRiS International Conference 2014: Superdiversity: theory, method and practice in an era of change. Academics from a broad range of disciplines, policy makers and practitioners are welcome to submit innovative papers, panel proposals or posters on any aspect related to superdiversity.
This event, which is being held in London, Cardiff or Birmingham, aims specifically at policy makers, service providers, voluntary sector professionals and equality advocates and is entitled 'Getting on in the UK: migrants, ethnic minorities, networks, social mobility and integration.
The symposium will be held at the University of Harvard on 25-26 October 2013. It will explore the confusing and contradictory experiences of belonging and illegality that frame the everyday lives of undocumented immigrant youth.