In the shadow of Brexit: Portraits of EU families in London

This photo project is part of the EU families and their children in Brexiting Britain: renegotiating inclusion, citizenship and belonging’s study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The UK in a Changing Europe Initiative. The overall research investigates how families with EU27 parents are managing the change and uncertainty brought by the referendum, and…

Rethinking nursing in an era of superdiversity

On Monday, 16 October, IRiS and the School of Nursing hosted our first joint workshop, Superdiverse Nursing – “What is the patient experience?”. The workshop aimed to explore the opportunities a superdiverse nursing workforce could offer in improving the patient experience in a number of healthcare settings. The event opened with a keynote address from Professor…

The tower: Diary of an EU citizen in the UK (26)

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London’s burning, London’s burning. Fetch the engines, fetch the engines. Fire fire, Fire Fire! Pour on water, pour on water. My son is in Year 1, last term the 1666 fire of London was the core theme of his school activities – he made dramatic fire-related artwork, he learned about…

Birmingham heroes: Migration & displacement

The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of research into migration and displacement. The Birmingham Heroes campaign is celebrating the work being carried out at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), the first institute in the UK and one of the first globally, to focus on migration, displacement and superdiversity. The ongoing ‘refugee…

The challenge of superdiversity for urban planning

by Simon Pemberton (UPWEB, Keele University) Given my eclectic background as a practising urban planner, research institute director (on social inclusion) and (more lately) human geographer, I have become increasingly interested in the implications of increasing super-diversity for urban planning, as well as the equality of outcomes of planning practices. To this end, I have…

Superdiversity & its implications

Nando Sigona speaks at the pop-up Festival of Identities at City Lit in London (10-11 May) on superdiversity, the importance of deconstructing the categories and labels we use to describe society and the work being carried out at IRiS. Click on the image to watch the video.

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…

Jonathan Xavier Inda to speak at Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity

Jonathan Xavier Inda, professor of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  and author of the ground-breaking Targeting Immigrants (Wiley & Sons) will speak at IRiS international conference ‘Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity’ to be held at the University of Birmingham on 23-24 June 2016. Jonathan will join our distinguished keynote and plenary speakers,…

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…