And we are back! Conversations with Iris #22: Racism in healthcare

Sarah Hamed, dentist and PhD researcher at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University and Dr Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert, docent and senior researcher at the Department of Government at Uppsala, discuss with Professor Jenny Phillimore (IRiS, University of Birmingham) on findings from an interdisciplinary project looking at understanding racism and healthcare.  They explain how structural racism... Continue Reading →

Mapping Migration Studies

We are pleased to launch a new series of blog posts aimed at providing insights into the key themes, centres of production and geographical foci in migration studies today through an analysis of the coverage of some of the key academic journals in the field. The series is written and researched by the students on... Continue Reading →

IRiS webinar: Environmental Justice, Occupational Risk and Ethnicity

30 November, 1.30-3pm (GMT), Zoom To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/environmental-justice-occupational-risk-and-ethnicity-tickets-128857419009 Co-hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham. Poor air quality in the UK has been estimated to contribute to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths per year and to reduce the quality of life for those who experience... Continue Reading →

Refugee governance in Turkey: a multi-level governance perspective

In this webinar organised by the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), professors Vivien Lowndes and Rabia Polat present their work on the governance of Syrian refugees in Turkey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkCF7q8Xv6g This research investigates local government responses to the Syrian refugee situation in Turkey, situating the analysis within a multi-level governance (MLG) approach.... Continue Reading →

Racism, migration and the US election: Jenny Phillimore in conversation with Chip Gallagher

Jenny Phillimore talks to Chip Gallagher (LaSalle University, US) about immigration and racism and how they are shaping voting behaviours in the US Election as well as the prospects for change with the election of a Biden/Harris-led government. https://youtu.be/v0tq1vR2R7o Chip Gallagher is professor of sociology at LaSalle University, US. His research focuses on social inequality,... Continue Reading →

When people who haven’t moved are called ‘migrants’: Considerations for implementing Objective 4 of the Global Compact for Migration

Tendayi Bloom (@TendayiB) In December 2018, the Global Compact for Migration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The headline of the fourth of its 23 objectives is as follows: ‘Ensure that all migrants have proof of legal identity and adequate documentation’. Considering this objective in detail indicates that it is often documents (or... Continue Reading →

Talking about migration in the age of #fakenews: Episode 16 of Conversations with Iris

Institute for Research into Superdiversity has just published the second part of Nando Sigona's interview with professor Cecilia Menjivar, 113th President-Elect of the American Sociological Association on #migration, #Covid19, the Trump administration and the fragility of migrant lives. It concludes with a reflection on the role of sociologists in times of #fakenews and #post-truth. https://youtu.be/afYxtY_UtX0

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