Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Refugee Crisis: vulnerabilities, inequalities and responses

Professor Jenny Phillimore has secured funding from the Europe and Global Challenges Programme to lead a new research project to examine Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Refugee Crisis: vulnerabilities, inequalities and responses. The project will use a constructionist approach to examine refugees’ experience of SGBV across the refugee journey.  Supported by Dr Lisa Goodson,…

Mass migration and real estate in European cities

Dr Lisa Goodson has recently completed a report funded by the Urban Land Institute to examine the innovations in social housing being driven by rapid scale immigration. The report, Mass migration and real estate in European cities, highlights how immigration has brought changes to the structure of cities, bringing about a need for multi-sectoral responses in areas such…

Migrants and Migration Post Brexit: Finding our voice to influence the new landscape

IRis is delighted to host at the University of Birmingham an event on migration and migrants post Brexit organised by Migrant Voice. The event will take place on October 24th  from 09.30am – 3.30pm. Following the surge in hate crimes against migrants after the EU referendum vote and the new developments and challenges facing the UK, this event will go to the…

Can the fabric of a diverse society be undone?

By Nando Sigona @nandosigona If you woke up this morning in a British city, you can see this happening right in front to your eyes. From the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham – one of the most diverse cities in the UK –  the Tories are feeding the press with anti-immigration soundbites relentlessly, competing among…

Leave or remain? Diary of an EU citizen in the UK

Bitter sweet pre- and post- EU referendum diary by Nando Sigona coming to term as many EU long-term residents in the UK with a referendum in which so much is at stake for them but with no right to vote. Catch up with all episodes in here!

Last two days to submit an abstract for IRiS conference

Last few days to submit an abstract for Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity to be held at the University of Birmingham on 23-24 June 2016. The aim of the conference is to map the state of the art in knowledge on superdiversity and reflect on the analytical and heuristic uses of the concept, its potential…

IRiS research highlights for 2015

2015 has been a really busy and successful year for IRiS. Our highlights for 2015 include a number of new high profile research projects as well as numerous publications and research related events around superdiversity and migration. Jenny Phillimore’s UPWEB hit the street this year with fieldwork in full swing. The study is funded by NORFACE…