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 →

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 →

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