Encountering Migration: Worlds Within and Worlds Without. In conversation with Michael Jackson

In this conversation, Birmingham Fellow Dr Jennifer Allsopp and Professor Michael Jackson from the Harvard Divinity School discuss the inter-relational aspects of migration research and how literature has informed their fieldwork both in terms of method and interpretation, from Sebold to Dante. In a wide-ranging and deeply personal discussion, they cover topics including the nexus... Continue Reading →

Queer resistance and solidarity in wartime Ukraine

In the latest episode of Conversations with Iris (#33), Dawn River talks to Zhenya Tramvay Yevhen Trachuk from Kyiv Pride. Zhenya focuses on the achievements of LGBTQI people in Ukraine and their hope for the future, issues related to the border crossing of transgender people and the frictions and potential alliances between the Russian and... Continue Reading →

Brexit and the practice of citizenship: new episode of Conversations with Iris (#32)

To mark the 6th anniversary of the 2016 Brexit referendum we spoke with Dr Djordje Sredanovic (Free University of Brussels), author of Implementing Citizenship, Nationality and Integration. In this analysis, Sredanovic compares and contrasts the experiences of citizenship and integration policies in the UK and Belgium. In-depth interviews with officials show both the everyday application... Continue Reading →

Health and welfare of immigrants: register online for next NODE webinar

We are delighted to announce the next NODE UK|Japan webinar on the health and welfare of immigrant. NODE UK|Japan network is led by the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity and Waseda University’s Institute for Asian Migrations. Initially funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Japan Foundation, NODE brings together social sciences, arts... Continue Reading →

Looking back to look forward: Call for Papers and Panels for IRiS 10th Anniversary Conference is open

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham is inviting abstracts for paper and panel proposals for its 10th anniversary international conference Looking back to look forward: Celebrating 10 years of research on migration, forced displacement and superdiversity. The conference will be held at the University of Birmingham, 14-16 September 2022.... Continue Reading →

Transnational politics and ‘The Ethics of Exile’: new episode of Conversations with Iris

The newest episode of Conversations with IRiS explores transnational political mobilisation by migrant communities. https://youtu.be/aNcnOSX186w Catherine Craven (Research Fellow on the MIGZEN project) speaks to Ashwini Vasanthakumar (Associate Professor at Queen’s University, Canada), about her recently published book The Ethics of Exile: A Political Theory of Diaspora, which explores the normative and political agency of... Continue Reading →

Visual methodologies in migration studies: new episode of Conversations with Iris

In this new episode, Dr Stefano Piemontese, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at IRiS, speaks with Dr Karolina Nikielska-Sekula (Jagiellonian University, Krakow) and Dr Amandine Desille (University of Bordeaux) about their co-edited book "Visual Methodology in Migration Studies. New Possibilities, Theoretical Implications, and Ethical Questions", published in Summer 2021 in the Springer IMISCOE Research series. https://youtu.be/jmQ6QMyx6AA... Continue Reading →

Node network has a new online home

We are delighted to share the new website of the NODE network. The network is led by us at the University of Birmingham and the Institute for Asian Migrations at Waseda University and was initially funded by the UKRI Economic and Social Research Council and the Japan Foundation. Together with the information of the network... Continue Reading →

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