IRiS is recruiting two research fellows (FT, permanent) – deadline 11 November

The University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is seeking two highly motivated researcher fellows with expertise in superdiversity and/or migration to join its growing international team. For the full Job Descriptions: Research Fellow Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)  Job Ref 50576; Research Fellow Grade 7 (£28,695 to £39,685) Job Ref 50575. Deadline: 11 November….

Join UPWEB, new NORFACE project on changing welfare landscapes in the EU

Please find below details of 3 Research Fellow vacancies to work on the project ‘Understanding the Practice and Developing the Concept of Welfare-Bricolage (UPWEB)’ which is part of the NORFACE-Research-Network ‘The Future of Welfare States’ and connects researchers in Great Britain, Sweden, Portugal and Germany. The project will reconceptualise welfare theory by mapping how residents…

In an era of superdiversity we need to radically rethink integration, says Nando Sigona at Bright Blue’s Immigration Commission

In September 2014, the Conservative think-tank Bright Blue hosted an oral evidence session on immigration. A team of high-profile commissioners interviewed experts from academia, government, journalism, the third sector and business. There were eight main sessions: business and growth; work and poverty; education, research, innovation and skills; local communities and public services; refugees, border control, visas and detention…

What future for (super)diversity research?

Notes on the round table held at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Research intro Superdiversity on 4th December 2013 by Nando Sigona, Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) IRiS invited three internationally renowned scholars in the field of diversity and migration studies, Dr Mette Louise Berg (Anthropology, University of Oxford), Dr Ben Gidley (COMPAS, University of…