This is the video recording of the first NODE UK|Japan webinar on vulnerable migrants and Covid-1p with Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips (IRiS, University of Birmingham) and Dr Jotaro Kato (IAM, Waseda). The webinar is chair by professor Gracia Liu Farrer, director of the Institute of Asian Migrations (IAM) at Waseda University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4TEe15TAPY
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vulnerable-migrants-covid19-in-japan-and-the-uk-900-gmt1800-jst-tickets-138755584689 This jointly organised webinar explores the impact of Covid-19 on migrants with precarious legal status in the UK and Japan. It examines how migration governance in the context of a public health crisis can exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and produce new ones, affecting disproportionally migrant communities already at the margin of our societies. Speakers:... Continue Reading →
The new episode of Conversations with Iris is the first part of a dialogue between Prof Nando Sigona, Director of IRiS, and Cecilia Menjívar, Professor of Sociology at UCLA and President-Elect of the American Sociological Association- ASA on the impact of the #Trump administration and #Covid-19 on migrant lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyUmg7lKRhY&t With legal status for immigrants... Continue Reading →
By charging undocumented child migrants for healthcare, the UK is failing to provide universal health coverage–in contravention of the Sustainable Development Goals and its obligations under the UN convention on children’s rights–argue infectious disease and global health experts, including IRiS Deputy Director Dr Nando Sigona in an editorial published online in the Archives of Disease... Continue Reading →
IRiS Nando Sigona has edited a collection of essays on citizenship, undocumented status and youth with Roberto Gonzales of Harvard University and Edelina M Burciaga of the University of Colorado at Denver. The American Behavioral Scientist issue draws on contributions to a symposium organised at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Fall 2013 and... Continue Reading →
TEDx talk by Dr Nando Sigona on the plight of UK's undocumented children and families. Not much has changed since the talk was delivered in 2012, thousands of young people are still living underground, their voices silenced and survive without effective pathways to regularisation.