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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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