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….

Superdiversity: Opportunity or challenge for addressing social inequality?

Report on the second roundtable of the IRiS Key Concepts series by Rachel Humphris (@rachel_humphris), IRiS Associate Researcher The IRiS Key Concepts Roundtable series brings scholars together to discuss and interrogate the theoretical and analytical contours of superdiversity through its relationships to other germane concepts. The second Key Concepts roundtable with Professor Ben Rogaly, Dr Paul…

Time to rethink integration for an era of superdiversity

By Jenny Phillimore, Director of IRiS Last week saw 70 academics from across the globe come together for the second IRiS conference and, in a departure from what will become our usual format of an international biennial interdisciplinary conference, this day conference focused upon a single area of theory and policy: integration. The inspiration for…

Intersectionality and superdiversity: What’s the difference?

Report on the first roundtable of the IRiS Key Concepts series by Rachel Humphris, IRiS Associate Researcher The IRiS Key Concepts Roundtable series brings scholars together to discuss and interrogate the theoretical and analytical contours of superdiversity through its relationships to other germane concepts. Building on insights from the 2014 IRiS International Conference and a…

Rethinking integration: New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in an era of superdiversity

IRiS and SAST Conference, Birmingham 2 July 2015 The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, together with the project Social Anchoring in Superdiverse Transnational Social Spaces (SAST) is organising a one-day interdisciplinary conference which will focus upon theories on and research into adaptation and integration in an era of superdiversity….

Who are you? Grayson Perry’s identity journeys

By Nando Sigona (originally published in Postcard from…) Channel 4 ‘Who are you?‘ series* by/with Turner-Prize winner Grayson Perry is a fascinating exploration into contemporary portraiture and society, as one alone was not already a big enough challenge! the series follows Perry’s creative journey to the production of portraits that capture individuals (not the usual portrait…

Migration, social networks and integration: new IRiS Working Papers out

Two new IRiS Working Papers (no. 6 and 7) exploring issues related migration, social networks and integration policy and practice are out today. Using a wide range of literature, Dr Marta Kindler and colleagues (IRiS WP no. 6) focus upon the ways in which social networks and social capital have been found to promote or…