This blog is run by researchers at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham. We welcome contributions to the blog from researchers, practitioners, policy makers and anyone willing to reflect and discuss constructively on migration and diversity.
Together we seek to answer the globally, nationally and locally important questions that emerge at the nexus of migration, faith, language, ethnicity and culture. We work to drive forward the research, practice and policy agendas around migration and superdiversity generating high quality research to underpin theory building, knowledge generation, policy making and public debate about the demographic, social, political and cultural changes brought by international migration, globalization and transnationalism and manifested in the increased complexity, stratification and social inequality of contemporary societies.
We address important issues related to: population dynamics, racism, security, cohesion and integration, identity, global networks, rights and citizenship, service delivery, well-being, social exclusion, and the opportunities that a superdiverse society offers to support society and economic recovery.
We use our location in Birmingham, one of Europe’s most diverse cities and whose migration history is closely intertwined to the history of the British Empire, to inspire and focus our research.