The Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people, according to a report by theInstitute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham and Refugee Women Connect. Research has revealed that many undocumented migrants were anxious about seeking medical help – fearful of being reported to immigration... Continue Reading →
In preparation for the forthcoming NODE conference (2-4 December) in Tokyo, we are launching a series of Working Papers that examines a range of issues related to migration and diversity in Japan and the UK through a comparative lens. NODE 1: Ozgen, C., Liu-Farrer, G., Cole, M., Green, A. (2019) ‘Economic Migration in the UK... Continue Reading →
SEREDA Researcher, Sandra Pertek, shares her learning about how faith can help refugee and migrant women to heal from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Southern Tunisia.
Dr Saime Ozcurumez , a SEREDA Project Researcher from Bilkent University, Turkey, discusses policy alternatives for addressing the needs of SGBV survivors.
SEREDA Researcher, Sandra Pertek, shares her learning about the nature of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) experienced by her respondents in Tunisia.
Prof. Jenny Phillimore has a made significant contribution to the development of new Indicators on Integration Framework. They are the most comprehensive materials to date and have the potential to reframe thinking on a National and Global scale.
The University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) has made a significant contribution to the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) Leadership Commission Report 2018, launched by Andy Street CBE, the Mayor of the West Midlands, and presented at a city centre event on Thursday 14th June. The Commission’s report – Leaders Like You... Continue Reading →
by Dr Rachel Humphris, Lecturer in Social Policy and IRiS Research Fellow Have you been inundated with emails asking you to resubscribe to contact lists lately? That’s the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I spent an afternoon with fellow anthropologists at SOAS on 9th May discussing to discuss what it might mean for us... Continue Reading →
by Nando Sigona, Deputy IRiS Director, University of Birmingham Theresa May, the UK prime minister, and Amber Rudd, home secretary, have both apologised for the distress caused by the treatment of the so-called “Windrush generation”, in the face of mounting pressure from MPs and the wider public. Having been accused by the Home Office of residing in the UK without... Continue Reading →
By Dr Chris Allen and Özlem Ögtem Young, academic experts on Ethnicity & Religion at the University of Birmingham. It was somewhat unsurprising that the issue of segregation was so prominent in the Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper. Placing a particular emphasis on residential and school segregation, the Green Paper called for more meaningful... Continue Reading →