Category: Chantelle Lewis

Who is allowed to be British (abroad)?

Who is allowed to be British (abroad)?

In this long read blogpost, Chantelle reflects talking Brexit with UK citizens of colour who have made their homes and lives in the EU27, building on her ambition to highlight the diversity of this UK citizen population and revealing how these conversations prompt reflections on what it means to be British and how this intersects with processes of racialisation at home and abroad.

The Brexit kaleidoscope: talking Brexit with Britons of colour living in the EU27

In her contribution to our 12 days of Brexit Brits Abroad feature, Chantelle Lewis reflects on her initial conversations with Britons of colour who have made their homes and lives in the EU27. As she describes, their lives and migration challenge assumptions of the British who have made other European countries their homes. And as Brexit reframes the question of who is British along racial lines, they express their enhanced anxieties about where they belong.