In this blogpost Karen pull together some of the findings from other academic colleagues working with British citizens living in Spain, and their reflections on the effects of Brexit.
Brexit Brits Abroad
Our project lead, Dr Michaela Benson was commissioned by the BBC to write a piece for their expert network. Based on our research for the project, The puzzle of...
In our first episode of 2019, the project team reflect back on the lessons learned from working on the project over the last year. Take a listen to us as we get a few things off our chest (and as Michaela gets on her soapbox about the pervasive stereotypes of British people living in Europe).
With the UK experiencing its deepest constitutional crisis of modern times, and amidst the drama coming from Westminster in the last couple of weeks, few will have noticed the DExEU’s policy paper on citizens’ rights published on December 6th. But it is precisely these citizens (EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU) who stand to be affected the most – their lives in some cases shattered – as a result of the political chaos Brexit has brought upon this country.
Professor Karen O’Reilly recently visited Tenerife to continue her research with Britons resident in Spain. The research was reported in the Canarian Weekly in Tenerife.
Brexit has made many people pause to reflect on what it means to be British at this point in time. In this episode, the project team reflect further on our conversations Britons living in the EU-27, highlighting how these reveal people’s changing relationship with the place they were born, how this relates to their feelings about the places they now live, and their sense of themselves as British.
In this episode the project team focus on narrative and storytelling in social science research, focussing on the question of how we do justice to the what people have told us in the way we write and communicate the findings of the project.
A message from the Brexit Brits Abroad team in a week of turbulence.
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.
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.