The many voices of Iris: a polyphonic podcast

Dr Stefano Piemontese and Professor Nando Sigona explain why the origin of "Conversations with Iris", zoomcast and podcast series on migration and diversity into a new podcast. The podcast is available on Google, Apple Podcast, and Spotify.  Before the pandemic, IRiS hosted monthly seminars on campus, inviting scholars, writers, and activists to present their work and discuss it with staff and... Continue Reading →

Indigenous migration in Mexico, Guatemala and the USA: Valentina Glockner and Walter G. Flores speak to Jenny Allsopp

This conversation examines the unresearched phenomenon of indigenous migration with a focus on Guatemala, Mexico and the US diaspora. Despite the heterogeneity of indigenous populations in terms of language culture, age, gender and family make-up, they often face a range of specific vulnerabilities on the move. The challenges they meet both on their journey and once... Continue Reading →

Tech at the border: In conversation with Millie Graham Wood of Privacy International

When travelling across the world, people are being subjected to multiple forms of tracking and profiling by unaccountable state agencies. Local and international travel is changing radically as concerns about terrorism and migration increase. Security agencies require access to travellers’ information before they leave their homes, compulsory identification of travellers now includes the collection of... Continue Reading →

The experience of LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum in the UK at the time of Covid-19: Dawn River in conversation with Laurie Hartley of Rainbow Migration

Earlier this year Laurie Hartley, Asylum Seeker Support Worker at Rainbow Migration (previously known as UKLGIG), spoke with Dawn River, academic with IRiS, about the experiences of LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum in the UK. This recording has been published during Pride month to highlight the specific challenges facing LGBTQI+ asylum seekers. Pride month takes place... Continue Reading →

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 →

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