Event – Access to healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth

Dr Rachel Humphris is delighted to host a free workshop Access to Healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science 2017. This event is open to local residents and users of healthcare services in Handsworth and Edgbaston. It is organised by UPWEB, a three year long research project…

Communication in the Multilingual City: call for paper

This international cross disciplinary conference will take place at the University of Birmingham from 8-9 March, 2018 and is focused on the theme of communication in the city. The conference forms part of the TLANG research project. We will create conversations which transcend disciplinary boundaries, and assist in thinking creatively about communication in metropolitan settings….

Superdiverse Nursing: What is the patient experience?

On October 16th the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and the School of Nursing will host a joint workshop to explore approaches to building and maintaining a superdiverse nursing workforce and how this can be harnessed to raise awareness of cultural and other barriers in the healthcare context. With an increasingly diverse population, having…

Irregular migration and the new global governance of human mobility

In this interview, Dr Nando Sigona offers some insights in the changing nature of undocumented migration and how the UN global compact agenda may contribute to further exclude the migrants it claims to protect. Dr Sigona draws on research carried out with colleagues for the ESRC-funded MEDMIG project and his previous work on irregular migration…

New book: Within and beyond citizenship

Edited by IRiS deputy director Nando Sigona and Harvard professor Roberto G. Gonzales, Within and Beyond Citizenship offers critical and ethnographically vivid perspectives on the migration and citizenship nexus. We are pleased to share the Introduction (pdf) to Within & beyond citizenship: Borders, membership and belonging. Gonzales and Sigona offer their thoughts and insights for new direction…

Typologies and logics of welfare bricolage in Portugal and Lisbon: case studies from the UPWEB project

The Welfare Bricolage project (UPWEB), led by IRiS Director, Professor Jenny Phillimore, and is a four year research project seeking to fill gaps in knowledge around the health seeking behaviours of residents in superdiverse neighbourhoods. Understanding how people put together their own healthcare and the drivers behind their healthcare choices will enable future healthcare provision…

IRiS International Conference 2017: global perspectives on research co-production with communities

The Institute for Research into Super diversity (IRiS) will be hosting its fourth annual conference in partnership with The Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne at the University of Birmingham on 14 and 15 September 2017. The conference will draw together academics, community-based practitioners and researchers, policy makers and doctoral researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to consider various…

Rethinking integration. JEMS special issue on adaptation and settlement in the era of super-diversity

New Special Issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies published. Special Issue: Rethinking integration. New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in the era of super-diversity is available from the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (jems). Featuring articles from IRiS Director Professor Jenny Phillimore, and IRiS members Dr Rachel Humphris, Dr Susanne Wessendorf and…

Welcoming Cities? Understanding sanctuary in securitised states

Dr Rachel Humphris has recently been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for a three year research project Welcoming Cities? Understanding sanctuary in securitised states. The project is an international comparative study of city-level responses to national anti-migrant attitudes across Australia, USA and UK . Governments in Australia, the USA and the UK have recently adopted…

The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

Guest blog by Charlotte Galpin (POLSIS) and colleagues On 25th March 2017, a pro-EU march – the March for Europe – took place in London, with crowd estimates ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 participants. Similar, smaller-scale marches took place in other cities across the UK such as Edinburgh and Newcastle. The march was organised by ‘Unite for…