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IRiS Spring School: Renegotiating diversity, integration and migration in a changing world

November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The refugee ‘crisis’, Brexit, Trump: in the last few years, we have witnessed vast changes to the world’s landscape. These have had important ramifications for the study of diversity, integration, and migration.

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) invites you to participate in its first Spring School on 1 – 5 April 2019, helping you to focus and reflect on these areas of diversity, integration and migration. With a programme including expert lectures, masterclasses, mentoring, and peer presentations, the IRiS Spring School will provide a unique opportunity for participants to develop research and expertise in a supportive and knowledgeable environment.

Who is it for?

PhD students, Early Career Researchers, Masters students and professionals in the field of migration and diversity.


The IRiS Spring School has a diversified schedule that includes one-to-one academic mentorship and guidance; lectures from IRiS leading experts in the fields of migration, integration, and diversity; feedback on presentation from peers and experts; masterclasses on topics such as blog writing; and networking opportunities with other participants and experts. It offers a unique, tailored, opportunity for you to learn, as well as develop and discuss your work in a collegial environment.

*Your mentor meeting will take place on either Tuesday or Wednesday lunchtime
 Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
09:00 – 12:00 Expert lecture Expert lecture Paper presentations & feedback sessions Group feedback & final plenary
12:00 – 14:00 Arrival lunch & introduction to your mentors Lunch & meeting with mentor* Lunch & meeting with mentor*  Lunch Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Welcome & introductory plenary lecture & group activity Expert lecture Expert lecture Paper presentations & feedback sessions
17:00 – 20:00 Drinks and canapé reception Masterclass Masterclass Evening dinner

Apply now

The format of the Spring School consists of participants presenting their work in progress, such as a thesis, journal article or policy brief, and receiving dedicated feedback.

To apply, please visit the IRiS website and provide a short description of the work you intend to present in the form of an abstract or cover letter.  Include a short summary of the main aims of your work, theoretical background, methodology and expected results and preliminary conclusions. Relevance to the IRiS Spring School’s broad topics of migration, integration, and diversity should also be highlighted. Your application should not exceed 500 words. Applications from all relevant fields are welcome.


November 14 @ 8:00 am
January 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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New Zealand