This is the video recording of the first NODE UK|Japan webinar on vulnerable migrants and Covid-1p with Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips (IRiS, University of Birmingham) and Dr Jotaro Kato (IAM, Waseda). The webinar is chair by professor Gracia Liu Farrer, director of the Institute of Asian Migrations (IAM) at Waseda University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4TEe15TAPY
Vulnerable migrants and Covid-19 in the UK and Japan: NODE UK|Japan webinar
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vulnerable-migrants-covid19-in-japan-and-the-uk-900-gmt1800-jst-tickets-138755584689 This jointly organised webinar explores the impact of Covid-19 on migrants with precarious legal status in the UK and Japan. It examines how migration governance in the context of a public health crisis can exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and produce new ones, affecting disproportionally migrant communities already at the margin of our societies. Speakers:... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Calais migrants are not invading: they are just a small part of a global refugee crisis
Calais is not a local issue. It is one manifestation of the global refugee crisis, but not one of the acutest.
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... Continue Reading →
Migrant children and the politics of irregular migration in Malmö and Birmingham: project and seminar
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 →