17 May 2013 – Exploring Trends and Challenges in Sociological Research

An event organised by Prof Linda McKie and Prof Louise Ryan, in association with the British Sociological Association (BSA), School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University and Social Policy Research Centre, Middlesex University In this one-day event we bring together Mike Savage and Roger Burrows along with other contributors to explore the on-going methodological challenges […]

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Inequalities and multiple discrimination in access to and quality of healthcare – report published

The European Agency for Fundamental Rights has  published (March 2013) a report on ‘Inequalities and multiple discrimination in access to and quality of healthcare.’ This report looks at how ‘multiple’ discrimination is addressed legally and examines relevant case law with a special focus on healthcare. It also explores health users’ and professionals’ views and experiences […]

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Social Firms InfoMine launched this week

Social Firms InfoMine is an innovative online diagnostic toolkit designed to find information and resources on the social firm sector and on how to develop a social firm. Social firms are enterprises whose specific purpose is to create quality jobs for people disadvantaged in the labour market. The toolkit includes an online questionnaire which guides the user […]

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27 February – Radical Future: Working towards a public discourse of intergenerational justice; Dr Ben Little

Wednesday 27th February (1-2.30pm) Committee Room 1, Town Hall Building This talk will describe how I went from struggling to engage first year Middlesex media students in politics to organising a seminar on young voters for the Labour party policy review. It will look at the popular and political literature that has emerged since 2005 […]

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Family Migration Inquiry

Eleonore Kofman and Helena Wray sent in a submission  to the Family Migration Inquiry being conducted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration. The first hearing was held on 11 February 2013, the second, at which Helena will be a witness, will be held on 4 March.  Their paper addresses two related issues, namely […]

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Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change

Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change edited by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Eleonore Kofman and Catherine Kevin is now available in paperback through the Routledge Paperbacks Direct program. Routledge Paperbacks Direct is an exciting new initiative that makes the best of our hardback research publishing available in paperback format for individual customers to purchase directly from […]

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Special Issue on Migration, Gender and Religion

Guest Editors: Prof. Louise Ryan and Dr. Elena Vacchelli This special issue on Migration, Gender and Religion builds on a symposium at Middlesex University held in November 2011 to explore comparisons and contrasts across different religious communities ranging from Muslim, Catholic, Pentecostal, Buddhist to Hindu. This collection of articles brings together empirical research from different […]

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8 February 2013 – What do highly skilled French migrants in London teach us about European talent migration?

On Friday 8 February, Dr Jon Mulholland and Prof Louise Ryan will be presenting their ESRC-funded research findings as part of the prestigious Compas Breakfast Briefings series (organised by Oxford University). At the Breakfast Briefing series COMPAS seeks to make available and discuss topical, cutting edge research on migration and migration related issues. Venue:    Institute […]

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