Refugee governance in Turkey: a multi-level governance perspective

In this webinar organised by the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), professors Vivien Lowndes and Rabia Polat present their work on the governance of Syrian refugees in Turkey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkCF7q8Xv6g This research investigates local government responses to the Syrian refugee situation in Turkey, situating the analysis within a multi-level governance (MLG) approach.... Continue Reading →

Racism, migration and the US election: Jenny Phillimore in conversation with Chip Gallagher

Jenny Phillimore talks to Chip Gallagher (LaSalle University, US) about immigration and racism and how they are shaping voting behaviours in the US Election as well as the prospects for change with the election of a Biden/Harris-led government. https://youtu.be/v0tq1vR2R7o Chip Gallagher is professor of sociology at LaSalle University, US. His research focuses on social inequality,... Continue Reading →

Talking about migration in the age of #fakenews: Episode 16 of Conversations with Iris

Institute for Research into Superdiversity has just published the second part of Nando Sigona's interview with professor Cecilia Menjivar, 113th President-Elect of the American Sociological Association on #migration, #Covid19, the Trump administration and the fragility of migrant lives. It concludes with a reflection on the role of sociologists in times of #fakenews and #post-truth. https://youtu.be/afYxtY_UtX0

Trump, Covid-19 and the fragility of migrant lives – Conversations with Iris #15

The new episode of Conversations with Iris is the first part of a dialogue between Prof Nando Sigona, Director of IRiS, and Cecilia Menjívar, Professor of Sociology at UCLA and President-Elect of the American Sociological Association- ASA on the impact of the #Trump administration and #Covid-19 on migrant lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyUmg7lKRhY&t With legal status for immigrants... Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter — Is This A Turning Point?

By Nicholas Bailey (@imnickbailey) and Nando Sigona (@nandosigona), University of Birmingham https://www.facebook.com/unibirmingham/videos/310858256686260/ BLM became something very different from its previous incarnation on the day George Floyd died. It transitioned from social organisation to symbolising a societal ideal. By any definition, 2020 has been a dramatic year. It was already the year of Australian bushfires, the... Continue Reading →

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