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 →

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 →

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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