NODE UK|JAPAN international symposium: Call for Papers

The University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRIS) and Waseda University’s Institute of Asian Migrations (IAM) have established a research network focused on new and old migrations and diversities. The network is called NODE UK|Japan (New and Old Diversities Exchange). Funded by the UK’s ESRC and AHRC and Japan’s SSH and the Japan Foundation,…

Exciting vacancy at IRiS!

IRiS was established as a cross-University of Birmingham institute in 2012 and has quickly gained ground and recognition to become one of the world’s leading institutes for the interdisciplinary study of superdiversity, migration and displacement. Birmingham, as one of the largest and most diverse cities in Europe, provides the ideal location for research both at…

Event – Access to healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth

Dr Rachel Humphris is delighted to host a free workshop Access to Healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science 2017. This event is open to local residents and users of healthcare services in Handsworth and Edgbaston. It is organised by UPWEB, a three year long research project…

New book: Within and beyond citizenship

Edited by IRiS deputy director Nando Sigona and Harvard professor Roberto G. Gonzales, Within and Beyond Citizenship offers critical and ethnographically vivid perspectives on the migration and citizenship nexus. We are pleased to share the Introduction (pdf) to Within & beyond citizenship: Borders, membership and belonging. Gonzales and Sigona offer their thoughts and insights for new direction…

Call for Expressions of Interest for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship

The University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence for research and teaching on diversity, migration and social inequality. The Institute currently engages in international research related to the refugee crisis, asylum policy and practice, superdiversity, undocumented migration, migrant children and youth, socio-economic inequality and diversity, welfare state…

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…

PhD opportunities at IRiS

The University of Birmingham offers a number of ESRC scholarships for students commencing their studies in October 2016 to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research, with both +3 (PhD) and 1+3 (Masters and PhD) funding available. A full ESRC scholarship comprises research fees, an annual Research Council stipend (please see RCUK minimum stipend amounts) and a research…