IRiS International Conference 2017: global perspectives on research co-production with communities

The Institute for Research into Super diversity (IRiS) will be hosting its fourth annual conference in partnership with The Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne at the University of Birmingham on 14 and 15 September 2017. The conference will draw together academics, community-based practitioners and researchers, policy makers and doctoral researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to consider various... Continue Reading →

Call for Papers open now

Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 6 - 10 April 2017

The Call for Papers for Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home is now open. You can view the guidelines and download the full call for papers here and submit your 300 word abstract online via this link.

Está abierta la recepción de resúmenes en español para la Conferencia Internacional “La herencia de las migraciones: huellas materiales y simbólicas del flujo transatlántico “ (título en español). Puede ver las instrucciones aqui  y enviar su resumen de 300 palabras vía online a través de este link.

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Jonathan Xavier Inda to speak at Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity

Jonathan Xavier Inda, professor of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  and author of the ground-breaking Targeting Immigrants (Wiley & Sons) will speak at IRiS international conference 'Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity' to be held at the University of Birmingham on 23-24 June 2016. Jonathan will join our distinguished keynote and plenary speakers,... Continue Reading →

Intersecting Immigration Discourses in the UK, Germany and Russia

By Szymon Parzniewski and Anja Benedikt This ESRC-funded conference included high profile speakers from the UK, Germany and Russia who shared their research on immigration discourses and immigrants in different cultural, historical and political contexts. The interdisciplinary event was organised by PhD students and supported by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and the... Continue Reading →

Everyday borders – film and discussion

IRiS is hosting a screening of the documentary 'Everyday Borders' (dir. Orson Nava) followed by a panel discussion on 19 November, 5-7pm (Room LT1, Strathcona Building, University of Birmingham - see map). The film tells the story of how increasing numbers of people are being obliged to act as border-guards in the communities where they... Continue Reading →

IRiS seeks a Development and Communications Manager (PT, permanent) – Deadline 12 October

IRiS is seeking a Development & Communications Manager (0.8 PT, permanent, ref. 50568) to provide oversight of operational management of new projects and tenders, with direct responsibility for high-level operational support of IRiS. The post holder will work towards expanding operations, consolidating IRiS public and media profile and ensuring long-term sustainability for IRiS. Full Job... Continue Reading →

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