IRiS Roundtable series – Opportunity or challenge for addressing inequality?


When: 4th June 2015 (13:00-16:00)           Where: Muirhead Tower, 714/5

Many industrialised societies are becoming increasingly diverse and unequal. However, the relationship between these two phenomena is to date under-examined. In the second IRiS Key Concepts roundtable, we have invited internationally renowned academics with long-standing expertise and interests in inequality to consider a range of questions.  These include:

  • How has inequality changed with the emergence of superdiversity?
  • Does a superdiversity lens help us to address or conceal structural inequality and power relations in contemporary society?
  • What new forms of social mobility and stratification are emerging in the context of superdiversity?

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IRiS Seminar: Migrant Children and the Politics of Irregular Migration

Tuesday 20 January 2015, 12.30pm to 2pm, Room 710, 7th floor Muirhead Tower

Talk by Jacob Lind, Dr Anna Lundberg and Dr Michael Strange, Malmӧ University. Discussant: Dr Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham. 

How the experiences of undocumented migrant children and families compare in Malmo and Birmingham? Jacob Lind (currently visiting researcher at IRiS), Dr Anna Lundberg and Dr Michael Strange will present their project ‘Undocumented children’s rights claims’, a multidisciplinary study project on agency and contradictions between different levels of regulation and practice that reveals undocumented children’s human rights.

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