Episode 9: When is a migrant not an expat?


Do you consider yourself an expatriate or a migrant? Neither term is neutral, carrying considerable baggage. In this episode, Michaela is joined in the studio by Dr Sophie Cranston, who has conducted research with Britons living in Singapore. Through their discussion, they consider further how Britons living abroad identify—whether through embracing these labels or rejecting them—draw out distinctions between their lives and those of others, the contexts that inform these, and to think about what such identifications and dis-identifications communicate about their sense of belonging.

If you are interested in this topic, you might also like to read this earlier blogpost by our research lead, Michaela.