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…

Why are unaccompanied migrant children disappearing in the thousands?

Until the EU recognises the specific needs of child migrants and makes it a priority to swiftly reunite them with family members, Nando Sigona and Jenny Allsopp argue in an op-ed published in OpenDemocracy, many will likely continue to abscond from the reception system. The ‘disappearance’ of 10,000 migrant children after arriving in the EU…

Everyday borders – film and discussion

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…

Job vacancy on ESRC project ‘Becoming adult: Futures & wellbeing of former unaccompanied minors’

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…