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…

Zygmunt Bauman on multiculturality on a diasporized planet

Online booking is now open for Zygmunt Bauman’s distinguished lecture to be held at the University of Birmingham on 19 October, 5 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public but limited places are available so we recommend booking in advance. Followed by drink reception.

Superdiversity: Opportunity or challenge for addressing social inequality?

Report on the second roundtable of the IRiS Key Concepts series by Rachel Humphris (@rachel_humphris), IRiS Associate Researcher The IRiS Key Concepts Roundtable series brings scholars together to discuss and interrogate the theoretical and analytical contours of superdiversity through its relationships to other germane concepts. The second Key Concepts roundtable with Professor Ben Rogaly, Dr Paul…

Time to rethink integration for an era of superdiversity

By Jenny Phillimore, Director of IRiS Last week saw 70 academics from across the globe come together for the second IRiS conference and, in a departure from what will become our usual format of an international biennial interdisciplinary conference, this day conference focused upon a single area of theory and policy: integration. The inspiration for…

Intersectionality and superdiversity: What’s the difference?

Report on the first roundtable of the IRiS Key Concepts series by Rachel Humphris, IRiS Associate Researcher The IRiS Key Concepts Roundtable series brings scholars together to discuss and interrogate the theoretical and analytical contours of superdiversity through its relationships to other germane concepts. Building on insights from the 2014 IRiS International Conference and a…

Rethinking integration: New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in an era of superdiversity

IRiS and SAST Conference, Birmingham 2 July 2015 The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, together with the project Social Anchoring in Superdiverse Transnational Social Spaces (SAST) is organising a one-day interdisciplinary conference which will focus upon theories on and research into adaptation and integration in an era of superdiversity….

How can the law be expected to cope with superdiversity?

All are welcome at this seminar by Professor Ralph Grillo (University of Sussex), to be held on 19 November 2014 from 1.00 to 2.30 pm, Room 429: 4th Floor (West), Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham Synopsis Contemporary European societies are all in varying degree multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, and ‘superdiversity’ (or rather, ‘super-diversification’) in its various…