Racism, policing and the politics of surveillance in times of pandemic: webinar by Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment

On Monday 6 July at 5pm, IRiS director Nando Sigona is chairing with Bahriye Kemal the second webinar of the Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment collective (SSAHE). The event is entitled: Racism, policing and the politics of surveillance in times of pandemic. Speakers include: Speakers at SSAHE webinar Racism, policing and the politics of... Continue Reading →

The systemic exploitation of migrant agriculture workers in southern Italy: new episode of Conversations with Iris

Giuseppe Pugliese is an activist at SOS Rosarno, a civil society organisation that fights against the exploitation of agricultural workers, mostly migrants, in Italy. https://youtu.be/jDjPNcX0Bcs Rosarno is a small town in Calabria, southern Italy, in an area where citrus agriculture is the main economic activity. Migrant workers are essential to keep this economic sector afloat,... Continue Reading →

Manus Island is the soul of the system: Lyndsey Stonebridge talks to Omid Tofighian

In 2017, the Iranian-Kurdish writer, Behrouz Boochani, published an extraordinary book, No Friend But the Mountains which documented his life imprisoned in the Australian-run immigration detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Combining political theory, myth, poetry, memoir, the book rises to the challenge of resisting oppression by creating a new literary form of... Continue Reading →

Community sponsorship Photo Exhibition 2020

In early 2020 the University of Birmingham ran a photo competition for all volunteers and refugees involved in Community Sponsorship in the UK. A number of entries were received, with a winner announced for each group. This online exhibition is a showcase of all of the photos that were entered into the competition. Volunteer group... Continue Reading →

The end of the “age of migration”? Nando Sigona in conversation with Alan Gamlen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3bZPf7cBb8 In this episode of Conversations with Iris, IRiS Director Professor Nando Sigona talks to Dr Alan Gamlen, Associate Professor of Geography at Monash University, Australia, founding editor-in-chief of the journal Migration Studies (OUP) and co-editor of the "Global Migration and Social Change" book series for Bristol University Press. Inspired by Alan Gamlen's recent COMPAS... Continue Reading →

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