Reflections on Refugee Backlash and Gendered Harms

by Sandra Pertek (@sandrapertek), IRiS, University of Birmingham Within a window of 15 hours, I virtually travelled in time zones from GMT -5 to GMT +5. These journeys reminded me yet again about some of the most haunting downfalls of humanity. First, I participated in the Bold New Voices in Migration Research Conference organised by the Immigration Initiative... Continue Reading →

Mapping Migration Studies

We are pleased to launch a new series of blog posts aimed at providing insights into the key themes, centres of production and geographical foci in migration studies today through an analysis of the coverage of some of the key academic journals in the field. The series is written and researched by the students on... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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