From superdiverse contexts to superdiverse subjects: Report on IRiS conference (23-25 June 2014)

Excellent summary of the conference, the title of the blog post captures an important tension in superdiversity scholarship

The Age of Superdiversity

Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice. Rethinking society in an era of change.

23-25th June 2014, University of Birmingham

Report by Rachel Humphris @rachel_humphris

The Conference on ‘Superdiversity: Theory, method and practice. Rethinking society in an era of change’ took place at the University of Birmingham from the 23rd to the 25th of June. The event, organised and hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was the first international multi-disciplinary conference on superdiversity. It brought together more than 120 academics, policy makers and practitioners from different specialisms, theoretical perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds. The overarching aim of the conference was to explore the opportunities and challenges provided by pioneering research that seeks to explain our complex social realities in new ways.

From the left: Adrian Blackledge, Kiran Trehan, Jenny Phillimore and Nando Sigona From the left: Adrian Blackledge, Kiran Trehan, Jenny Phillimore and Nando Sigona

Although the term superdiversity could be considered relatively new, it has rapidly evolved and gained recognition…

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