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 →

NODE UK|JAPAN international symposium: Call for Papers

The University of Birmingham's Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRIS) and Waseda University's Institute of Asian Migrations (IAM) have established a research network focused on new and old migrations and diversities. The network is called NODE UK|Japan (New and Old Diversities Exchange). Funded by the UK’s ESRC and AHRC and Japan’s SSH and the Japan Foundation,... Continue Reading →

The legacy of migration: IRiS seminar series

The programme for IRiS seminar series for the first term of the new academic year is now available. We start on 22nd October at 2pm with Professor Gracia Liu-Farrer of Waseda University, Japan. She will present a paper based on her forthcoming book on Immigrant Japan: Mobility and Belonging in an Ethno-nationalist Society.  It is hard... Continue Reading →

IRiS leads research for WMCA Leadership Commission Report

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 →

From mobile citizens to migrants: joint event at the British Library

This event, organised by Eurochildren  and BrExpats and sponsored by The UK in a Changing Europe initiative, is free and open to the public but registration is required via Eventbrite

EU families & Eurochildren in Brexiting Britain

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s referendum on their continued membership of the European Union and the ongoing negotiations into the issue of citizens’ rights, EU27 nationals living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU27, stand to see their legal status shift from that of mobile citizens to migrants. This has consequences in respect to the structures that support their continued residence and rights in the places that they have made their homes. It is becoming apparent that there are outstanding questions about who will be able to stay put and on what terms.

This roundtable to be held on 21 May, 2-5pm at the British Library (Eliot Room) is organised in collaboration by Eurochildren and BrExpats. It brings together an expert panel to seek to reposition this discussion within the broader context of conversations about migration and citizenship, from who is a migrant to…

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Brexit Seminar Series 2018

Next year IRiS is showcasing its current work on Brexit, migration and citizenship in three public seminars: 10 January, 3-4pm, Muirhead Tower 714/5: What next? Where next? Post-Brexit fears among secondary migrant Somali Muslims in Birmingham by Dr Chris Allen 7 February, 3-4pm, Muirhead Tower 112: Beyond Brexit Britain: Older British migrants in Spain by Dr Kelly... Continue Reading →

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