The many voices of Iris: a polyphonic podcast

Dr Stefano Piemontese and Professor Nando Sigona explain why the origin of "Conversations with Iris", zoomcast and podcast series on migration and diversity into a new podcast. The podcast is available on Google, Apple Podcast, and Spotify.  Before the pandemic, IRiS hosted monthly seminars on campus, inviting scholars, writers, and activists to present their work and discuss it with staff and... Continue Reading →

Indigenous migration in Mexico, Guatemala and the USA: Valentina Glockner and Walter G. Flores speak to Jenny Allsopp

This conversation examines the unresearched phenomenon of indigenous migration with a focus on Guatemala, Mexico and the US diaspora. Despite the heterogeneity of indigenous populations in terms of language culture, age, gender and family make-up, they often face a range of specific vulnerabilities on the move. The challenges they meet both on their journey and once... Continue Reading →

Mobility and migration after Covid-19: webinar on 7 July, 2pm (BST)

>Webinar is free and open to the public, please register here. What role will physical and social mobility infrastructures play in shaping future post-pandemic societies globally and locally? How can connectedness between different types of mobilities contribute to solve global challenges and create more sustainable cities and societies? Mobility of goods, services and people shapes the way that we use and... Continue Reading →

Brexit, viral borders and vaccine nationalism

By Michaela Benson (@michaelacbenson) and Nando Sigona (@nandosigona) (Originally published in The Sociological Review) Three weeks into 2021 and the end of the Brexit transition period, and not a day has passed where the borders haven’t made their presence felt in the news cycle. The coincidence of COVID and Brexit has produced a perfect storm,... Continue Reading →

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