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….

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…

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 )…

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…

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…

Studying superdiversity at postgraduate level

IRiS is launching this academic year the first MA course on superdiversity. This course combines training in theory and research methods with a close exploration of the impact and consequences of superdiversity on policy-making and public services. It explores how the diversification of diversity is transforming society globally. For more info on the MA:  http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/social-policy/migration-superdiversity-policy.aspx