In the first of our long read blogs, Karen reflects back on her research with Britons living in Spain, to locate contemporary questions about Britain’s relationship(s) to Europe emerging...
Brexit Brits Abroad
Tune into Episode 16 of our podcast on all things Brexit and UK citizens who have made their homes and lives in the EU27. In this episode, Dr Michaela Benson reflects on her research in France and questions of Brexit, belonging and Britishness.
Take a listen to our 6-part myth-busting micropodcast series! Dr Michaela Benson challenges the common stereotypes about Brits abroad with these 7 minute micro-interventions.
In Episode 15 the project team comes together to reflect on progress with the research and the challenges of working on a live topic. Hear Michaela, Karen, Katherine and Chantelle in conversation about the research process!
In Episode 14, Michaela talks with PhD researcher Melanie Neumann about her research with Britons living in Berlin. Often stereotyped as young, fun-seeking, mobile workers, join us to delve into the real lives behind the headlines!
In Episode 13 Michaela is joined in the studio by Dr. Michelle Lawson to talk about their shared interest in UK citizens who have made rural France their homes. Tune in to hear their discussion of representations, stereotypes and the British in France.
Michaela is joined by Dr Meghan Benton, senior policy analyst for the Migration Policy Institute. In Episode 12 they revisit the question of who are the UK citizens who live in the EU27, highlighting the diversity of this population in terms of employment status, family circumstance and age, and talk about what Brexit might variously mean for the lives of these Britons.
In Episode 11, Michaela talks with Gill and Clive Metcalf, who live in France, about their decision to apply for French citizenship. They debunk myths and share their top tips for those considering applying for citizenship themselves!
In Episode 10, Michaela talks to Paul Hughes, DJ, writer and the host of the podcast ‘Expat Chit Chat’, who traded Swindon for Amsterdam and now lives in Germany. Hear from the Brits who have made their homes in the EU27.
Do you consider yourself an expatriate or a migrant? Neither term is neutral, carrying considerable baggage. In Episode 9, Michaela and Dr Sophie Cranston consider how and why Brits abroad embrace or reject these labels.