by Nando Sigona, Deputy IRiS Director, University of Birmingham Theresa May, the UK prime minister, and Amber Rudd, home secretary, have both apologised for the distress caused by the treatment of the so-called “Windrush generation”, in the face of mounting pressure from MPs and the wider public. Having been accused by the Home Office of residing in the UK without... Continue Reading →
In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s referendum on their continued membership of the European Union and the ongoing negotiations into the issue of citizens’ rights, EU27 nationals living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU27, stand to see their legal status shift from that of mobile citizens to migrants. This has consequences in respect to the structures that support their continued residence and rights in the places that they have made their homes. It is becoming apparent that there are outstanding questions about who will be able to stay put and on what terms.
This roundtable to be held on 21 May, 2-5pm at the British Library (Eliot Room) is organised in collaboration by Eurochildren and BrExpats. It brings together an expert panel to seek to reposition this discussion within the broader context of conversations about migration and citizenship, from who is a migrant to…
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Thousands EU citizens and their family members living in the UK under EU law are at risk of ‘falling through the cracks’, with their rights of future residence in question after Brexit, Eurochildren researchers say. In two Eurochildren Research Briefs published today on the impact of the UK-EU agreement on residence and citizenship rights for EU families,... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
IRiS Nando Sigona has edited a collection of essays on citizenship, undocumented status and youth with Roberto Gonzales of Harvard University and Edelina M Burciaga of the University of Colorado at Denver. The American Behavioral Scientist issue draws on contributions to a symposium organised at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Fall 2013 and... Continue Reading →
By Szymon Parzniewski and Anja Benedikt This ESRC-funded conference included high profile speakers from the UK, Germany and Russia who shared their research on immigration discourses and immigrants in different cultural, historical and political contexts. The interdisciplinary event was organised by PhD students and supported by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and the... Continue Reading →