Next year IRiS is showcasing its current work on Brexit, migration and citizenship in three public seminars: 10 January, 3-4pm, Muirhead Tower 714/5: What next? Where next? Post-Brexit fears among secondary migrant Somali Muslims in Birmingham by Dr Chris Allen 7 February, 3-4pm, Muirhead Tower 112: Beyond Brexit Britain: Older British migrants in Spain by Dr Kelly... Continue Reading →
IRis is delighted to host at the University of Birmingham an event on migration and migrants post Brexit organised by Migrant Voice. The event will take place on October 24th from 09.30am - 3.30pm. Following the surge in hate crimes against migrants after the EU referendum vote and the new developments and challenges facing the UK, this event will go to the... Continue Reading →
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham is organising the second international interdisciplinary conference on superdiversity. The aim of the conference is to map the state of the art in knowledge on superdiversity and reflect on the analytical and heuristic uses of the concept, its potential and limits. The Call... Continue Reading →
IRiS is hosting a screening of the documentary 'Everyday Borders' (dir. Orson Nava) followed by a panel discussion on 19 November, 5-7pm (Room LT1, Strathcona Building, University of Birmingham - see map). The film tells the story of how increasing numbers of people are being obliged to act as border-guards in the communities where they... Continue Reading →
This video is part of the Translation and Translanguaging (TLANG) research project funded by the AHRC. The aim of the project is to understand how people communicate multilingually across diverse languages and cultures. It defines 'translation' as the negotiation of meaning using different modes (spoken/written/ visual/gestural) where speakers have different proficiencies in a range of... Continue Reading →
Interview with Sam Ellison, Fulbright postgraduate on the MA in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy.
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to work on a new ESRC-funded research project on the transitions to adulthood of former unaccompanied migrant minors. This ESRC-funded research is a collaboration between the School of Social Policy’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), and the University of Oxford’s Department... Continue Reading →
Public Seminar: 20 January, 12.30-2.30pm in Room 710, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham. This winter Jacob Lind, a PhD student from Malmö University, is visiting IRiS to conduct ethnographic fieldwork for six months among migrant children and families in an irregular situation. His work is part of a research project led by Dr Anna Lundberg,... Continue Reading →