This episode brings the project team together again to talk through the experience of doing a sociological research on Brexit while the withdrawal process if unfolding. They reflect on what it is like to do sociology on a topic that is so highly politicised, political and where the stakes are constantly shifting. In laying bare their experiences, they offer unprecedented insights into the doing of social research on a live and lively issue.
Brexit Brits Abroad
In Episode 33 the project team discuss qualitative research and why it is valuable in a project on what Brexit means to British people living in the EU27.
Project lead Michaela appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Wales programme to discuss the Overseas Electors Bill currently moving through UK parliament. Here’s a clip of her contribution. You can...
Freedom of Movement is a right that British citizens will no longer enjoy following Brexit. In episode 32 the project team discuss what the loss of Freedom of Movment means to British citizens living in the EU27.
Our images of Britons living in the rest of the EU are dominated by twin stereotypes: the sun-seeking, patriotic pensioner in Spain and the upper-middle-class English couple renovating a Dordogne property. Karen O’Reilly and Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths University of London) make a plea for the true complexity and diversity of the British diaspora to be recognised, and explain how these stereotypes feed into a wider notion of migrancy as deviant and problematic.
Did you know that the Republic of Ireland is home to the third largest British migrant population in the EU? According to Ireland’s Central Statistics Agency, in 2016 UK citizens...
This episode of the podcast focuses on the lives of these younger Britons living southern Spain as Michaela welcomes Mike Danby, into the studio to the latest Brexit Brits Abroad report ‘Talking Brexit with 18-35 year-old UK citizens living in Southern Spain’.
Our latest report – ‘Talking Brexit with 18-35 year old UK citizens in southern Spain’ – aims to highlight the diversity of British citizens living in Spain in terms of age. It considers what Brexit means for younger UK citizens navigating the European labour market.