The Call for Participants for the euniwell winter school on Migration And DivErsity IN EUROPEan cities (MADEINEUROPE) is now open. The winter school is open to Masters and PhD students enrolled to one of the seven universities of the euniwell network - the universities of Birmingham (UK), Florence (Italy), Leiden (the Netherlands), Cologne (Germany), Nantes... Continue Reading →
Podcast: Environmental Justice and Ethnic Inequalities
Co-hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham. Poor air quality in the UK has been estimated to contribute to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths per year and to reduce the quality of life for those who experience chronic health conditions. A concern increasingly raised by... Continue Reading →
Digging up PhD memories from a cabinet
Fieldwork memories at the beginning of a new academic year.
I was asked to record a short video for the induction of the new PhD students in our School. The deadline to send it was approaching so eventually yesterday evening I sat down to do it. I had spent already a number of hours sitting at my desk in various Zoom/Team/Skype meetings and the prospect of yet another talking head video at my desk didn’t appeal much. So I decided to shoot the video standing in my home office. It is a fairly densely packed space, no neutral background available. Oh well, I thought to myself and went on to record a 5 minute long video. Yes, the one you can see below is just over 2 minutes, not everything that came out of my stream of consciousness was publishable. Afterward I showed a few seconds of the recording to my wife. ‘Too much information’, she told me. Viewers won’t…
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Learning together at the time of Covid: Conversations with Iris
In the follow up to our first Conversations with Iris episode, Lyndsey Stonebridge (IRiS) talks to Les Back (Goldsmiths, University of London) about the future of universities. https://youtu.be/fUTB8-iE-6U
Nationalism & new comers: Migration Matters video series featuring Nando Sigona
#rethinkingnationalism is a twelve bite-sized (1-9 min) video series that offers academic insight and public perspectives on nationalism, belonging, and diversity in Europe today. The series produced by Migration Matters is part of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, a ground-breaking project that enables youth in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in meaningful intercultural experiences online.... Continue Reading →
Exciting vacancy at IRiS!
IRiS was established as a cross-University of Birmingham institute in 2012 and has quickly gained ground and recognition to become one of the world’s leading institutes for the interdisciplinary study of superdiversity, migration and displacement. Birmingham, as one of the largest and most diverse cities in Europe, provides the ideal location for research both at... Continue Reading →
Global challenges: 3 fully funded PhD opportunities at IRiS
Exciting PhD opportunities at IRiS, as part of the Global Challenges initiative at the University of Birmingham. Successful candidates would work on one of the themes/projects below, supervised by a member of IRiS: Cities on the Edge: How to create welcoming, egalitarian, adaptable, flourishing cities of tomorrow (Dr L Goodson, Prof A Green, Dr Rachel Humphris )... Continue Reading →
Applications open – MA in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy
"Our MA equips students with the tools for understanding and engaging in a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse society" Dr Nando Sigona, Director of the MA in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy IRiS is now taking applications for the 2018/19 MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy. The programme is offered as a one year full time... Continue Reading →
PhD opportunities at IRiS
The University of Birmingham offers a number of ESRC scholarships for students commencing their studies in October 2016 to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research, with both +3 (PhD) and 1+3 (Masters and PhD) funding available. A full ESRC scholarship comprises research fees, an annual Research Council stipend (please see RCUK minimum stipend amounts) and a research... Continue Reading →
Studying superdiversity at Birmingham: a student experience
Interview with Sam Ellison, Fulbright postgraduate on the MA in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy.