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 →

Coronavirus crisis ‘increases suffering of most vulnerable refugees’, new IRIS report reveals

The Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people, according to a report by theInstitute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham and Refugee Women Connect. Research has revealed that many undocumented migrants were anxious about seeking medical help – fearful of being reported to immigration... Continue Reading →

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