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 →

Ya’ Gotta’ love baseball: Resource caravan passageways and immigrant integration – distinguished lecture

Time & Venue: 2nd July, 5.30 pm, Room G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham Personal, social and material resource loss and gain is instrumental in immigrant life and host-immigrant conflict.  Using the "love of baseball"  metaphor, which has long been a standard for immigrant acceptance in the United States, Professor Stevan Hobfoll (The Judd and... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

From superdiverse contexts to superdiverse subjects: Report on IRiS conference (23-25 June 2014)

Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice. Rethinking society in an era of change. 23-25th June 2014, University of Birmingham Report by Rachel Humphris @rachel_humphris The Conference on ‘Superdiversity: Theory, method and practice. Rethinking society in an era of change’ took place at the University of Birmingham from the 23rd to the 25th of June. The event,... Continue Reading →

Causes and experiences of poverty among refugees and asylum seekers in the UK

From the mid-1990s onwards, policies and legislation governing the treatment of refugees and asylum-seekers have become more restrictionist in the UK. Experiences of poverty among this group have been well documented throughout this period, however, the resulting evidence base remains fragmented. Most qualitative data relates to the experiences of specific groups, for example, child asylum... Continue Reading →

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