In this episode of Conversations with Iris, Lyndsey Stonebridge, professor of Humanities and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham, talks to Daniel Trilling, former editor of the New Humanist, journalist and author of Lights in the Distance. Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe (2018) and Bloody Nasty People. The Rise of Britain's... Continue Reading →
What Hannah Arendt can teach us about work in the time of Covid-19, Lyndsey Stonebridge in The New Statesman
According to the government, we are now supposed to be getting back to work. But what does “work” mean in the time of Covid-19? Lyndsey Stonebridge asks in her latest contribution in The New Statesman.
London is the EU’s most ‘Europolitan’ capital – what its EU families feel about Brexit
Valeria, Shahadat and Leonardo – an EU family living in London. Francesca MooreNando Sigona, University of Birmingham London is one of the capitals of the EU, home to over 1.1m non-British EU citizens, including a large number of families and children. This, according to my team’s ongoing analysis of data from across the EU, is... Continue Reading →
How faith can help refugee and migrant women to heal from sexual and gender-based violence
SEREDA Researcher, Sandra Pertek, shares her learning about how faith can help refugee and migrant women to heal from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Southern Tunisia.
Thinking Through Policy Alternatives for Addressing the Needs of SGBV Survivors
Dr Saime Ozcurumez , a SEREDA Project Researcher from Bilkent University, Turkey, discusses policy alternatives for addressing the needs of SGBV survivors.
SGBV across migrant and refugee journeys: Early lessons learnt from Tunisia
SEREDA Researcher, Sandra Pertek, shares her learning about the nature of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) experienced by her respondents in Tunisia.
A Brexit in the mind is a Brexit in its consequences: the depressing reality of the Thomas and Thomas theorem
Guest blog by professor Robin Cohen, Senior Research Fellow, Kellogg College, University of Oxford It used to be commonplace – I cannot attest that this remains the case – that sociology students were taught the 1928 Thomas theorem, ‘If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences’. This statement needs updating... Continue Reading →
New refugee integration indicators for the UK
Prof. Jenny Phillimore has a made significant contribution to the development of new Indicators on Integration Framework. They are the most comprehensive materials to date and have the potential to reframe thinking on a National and Global scale.
UK failing to provide universal health coverage by charging undocumented migrant kids for healthcare, claim experts
By charging undocumented child migrants for healthcare, the UK is failing to provide universal health coverage–in contravention of the Sustainable Development Goals and its obligations under the UN convention on children’s rights–argue infectious disease and global health experts, including IRiS Deputy Director Dr Nando Sigona in an editorial published online in the Archives of Disease... Continue Reading →
Do we need a new word to talk about the integration of EU mobile citizens in EU member states?
Freedom of movement is a pillar of the EU project, and yet little is known about the free movers and their experience of settlement in different EU member states Nando Sigona Apparently, I’ve learned from one of the presenters at IMISCOE 2018 in Barcelona, Italians are or were until recently the largest group of ‘migrants’... Continue Reading →