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…

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…

Is anthropology still legal? Notes on the impact of GDPR

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…

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…

What next for unaccompanied migrant children in the UK

To mark to the end of Becoming Adult: Conceptions of future and wellbeing among migrant young people, IRIS, Centre for Education and International Development at UCL IoE, the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre are hosting the international conference  “Constructing viable futures: Unaccompanied migrant young people transitioning to adulthood”. The event will be held on 12 December 2017, at St…

Global Perspectives on Research Co-Production with Communities: conference report

IRiS recently hosted its 2017 conference in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Social Equity Institute. Global Perspectives on Research Co-production was co-conceived and co-convened by IRiS’s Lisa Goodson and MSEI’s Deborah Warr.  The conference ran over two days on the 14th and 15th September, and was attended by 85 delegates who explored the themes…

Rethinking nursing in an era of superdiversity

On Monday, 16 October, IRiS and the School of Nursing hosted our first joint workshop, Superdiverse Nursing – “What is the patient experience?”. The workshop aimed to explore the opportunities a superdiverse nursing workforce could offer in improving the patient experience in a number of healthcare settings. The event opened with a keynote address from Professor…

Event – Access to healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth

Dr Rachel Humphris is delighted to host a free workshop Access to Healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science 2017. This event is open to local residents and users of healthcare services in Handsworth and Edgbaston. It is organised by UPWEB, a three year long research project…