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Rethinking integration: New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in an era of superdiversity

Birmingham, University of Birmingham
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 2nd July 2015 (09:00-18:30)
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IRiS and SAST Conference, Birmingham 2 July 2015

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The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, together with the project Social Anchoring in Superdiverse Transnational Social Spaces (SAST) organised a one-day interdisciplinary conference which focused upon theories on and research into adaptation and integration in an era of superdiversity. The conference allowed for the exchange of ideas and formulation of future research agendas to inform academics, practitioners and policy makers which enabled the facilitation of processes of adaptation and integration. The conference featured invited plenaries and panels on topics related to the processes of adaptation and integration in emerging superdiverse societies.

Keynote Speakers included:

  • Prof. Stevan Hobfoll, Rush University, US
  • Dr Aleksandra Kazlowska, Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham and Institute of Sociology/Centre for Migration Research, University of Warsaw
  • Prof. Louise Ryan,  Middlesex University London, UK
  • Dr Alison Strang, Queen Margaret University, Scotland 

We invited academics from a broad range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, social policy, geography, language and cultural studies, the arts, demography, politics, economics, development studies, as well as policy makers and practitioners, to submit papers related to the main theme of the conference. Doctoral researchers were also welcome. The conference was an opportunity for them to meet fellow PhD students and senior academics working on adaptation and settlement.

Read 'Time to rethink integration for an era of superdiversity' Blog by Jenny Phillimore

Read more in our 'Conference: Rethinking integration - New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in an era of superdiversity' [PDF]


University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

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