Tech at the border: In conversation with Millie Graham Wood of Privacy International

When travelling across the world, people are being subjected to multiple forms of tracking and profiling by unaccountable state agencies. Local and international travel is changing radically as concerns about terrorism and migration increase. Security agencies require access to travellers’ information before they leave their homes, compulsory identification of travellers now includes the collection of... Continue Reading →

The experience of LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum in the UK at the time of Covid-19: Dawn River in conversation with Laurie Hartley of Rainbow Migration

Earlier this year Laurie Hartley, Asylum Seeker Support Worker at Rainbow Migration (previously known as UKLGIG), spoke with Dawn River, academic with IRiS, about the experiences of LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum in the UK. This recording has been published during Pride month to highlight the specific challenges facing LGBTQI+ asylum seekers. Pride month takes place... Continue Reading →

IRiS webinar: Environmental Justice, Occupational Risk and Ethnicity

30 November, 1.30-3pm (GMT), Zoom To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/environmental-justice-occupational-risk-and-ethnicity-tickets-128857419009 Co-hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham. Poor air quality in the UK has been estimated to contribute to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths per year and to reduce the quality of life for those who experience... Continue Reading →

Racism, policing and the politics of surveillance in times of pandemic: webinar by Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment

On Monday 6 July at 5pm, IRiS director Nando Sigona is chairing with Bahriye Kemal the second webinar of the Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment collective (SSAHE). The event is entitled: Racism, policing and the politics of surveillance in times of pandemic. Speakers include: Speakers at SSAHE webinar Racism, policing and the politics of... Continue Reading →

UK failing to provide universal health coverage by charging undocumented migrant kids for healthcare, claim experts

By charging undocumented child migrants for healthcare, the UK is failing to provide universal health coverage–in contravention of the Sustainable Development Goals and its obligations under the UN convention on children’s rights–argue infectious disease and global health experts, including IRiS Deputy Director Dr Nando Sigona in an editorial published online in the Archives of Disease... Continue Reading →

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