Romani communities in a new social Europe: next IRiS webinar announced

Book cover, Romani Communities and Transformative Change, 2020 This IRIS webinar draws on Roma community voices and expert research collected in the recently published book “Romani Communities and Transformative Change. A New Social Europe” (Bristol University Press, 2020). As the vast majority of Romani communities across Europe experience high levels of exclusion, this webinar explores... Continue Reading →

Vulnerable migrants and Covid-19 in the UK and Japan: NODE UK|Japan webinar

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vulnerable-migrants-covid19-in-japan-and-the-uk-900-gmt1800-jst-tickets-138755584689 This jointly organised webinar explores the impact of Covid-19 on migrants with precarious legal status in the UK and Japan. It examines how migration governance in the context of a public health crisis can exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and produce new ones, affecting disproportionally migrant communities already at the margin of our societies. Speakers:... Continue Reading →

IRiS webinar: Environmental Justice, Occupational Risk and Ethnicity

30 November, 1.30-3pm (GMT), Zoom To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/environmental-justice-occupational-risk-and-ethnicity-tickets-128857419009 Co-hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham. Poor air quality in the UK has been estimated to contribute to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths per year and to reduce the quality of life for those who experience... Continue Reading →

IRIS WEBINAR: Shifting Responsibilities ‘Down’, ‘Up’ and ‘Out’: A Multi-Level Governance Approach to Understanding Turkey’s Refugee Policy

3 November, 2-3pm (UK time) via Zoom. Registration via Eventbrite In this webinar organised by the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), Vivien Lowndes and Rabia Polat present their work on the governance of Syrian refugees in Turkey This talk investigates local government responses to the Syrian refugee situation in Turkey, situating... Continue Reading →

Cities of Fears, Cities of Hopes: IRiS webinar by Nasar Meer

In this Zoom webinar (registration here) organised by the University of Birmingham's Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) on 21 September, Professor Nasar Meer will explore the need to re-think two coterminous concerns: the rediscovery of the ‘local’ and the city in particular, and an understanding of the experience of displaced migration in Europe. Drawing... Continue Reading →

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 →

IRiS announces new director

Nando Sigona takes the lead of the Institute from founding director Jenny Phillimore After almost a decade at the helm of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, founding director Professor Jenny Phillimore steps down from her role to dedicate more time to research. Having put a great amount of work and passion into establishing IRiS,... Continue Reading →

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