Exclusion and belonging in super-diverse contexts

Exclusion and belonging in super-diverse contexts

Wednesday 17 February 2021

The term ‘super-diversity’, first coined by Steven Vertovec, is intended to encapsulate a level of population complexity surpassing anything previously experienced. This ‘complex’ diversity is increasingly found in contemporary cities where residents represent a cross-section of cultures, ethnic groups, countries of origin, religious backgrounds, languages, age profiles and labour market experiences. This seminar looks at implications of, and attitude towards, living with ‘difference’ and the multiple experiences of conviviality, stigmatisation, exclusion and belonging across different generations of (im)migrants living within two diverse areas of London.


Dr Julius Elster, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Professions, London Metropolitan University.

Professor Susanne Wessendorf is a Professor of Social Anthropology at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (UK). She has been doing research on migration, transnationalism and migrant settlement for more than ten years. Her recent work focuses on understanding new forms of social inclusion and exclusion in contexts of immigration-related diversity.


Professor Louise Ryan, Director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre, London Metropolitan University.

A diverse group of young people

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