In this episode Michaela is joined by Djordje Sredanovic. They talk about his recent research into the impact of Brexit on the experiences and orientations toward naturalisation.
This week, we’re bringing you something a bit different. Recorded at the recent British Sociological Association conference, Michaela and Chantelle present their recently published work on what Brexit means to British People of Colour living in the EU27.
The research paper Brexit, British People of Colour in the EU27 and everyday racism in Britain and Europe foregrounds an understanding of Brexit as unexceptional, as business as usual in Britain and Europe. It reports on original empirical research with British People of Colour who have settled elsewhere in Europe, to bring into view an original perspective to understandings of what Brexit means to Britons living in Europe, and to consider what these testimonies offer to emerging social science research on Brexit.
What comes to mind when you think of being European? In this episode, Michaela offers some insights into what it means to people—from rights and a set of common values to an identity and a sense of belonging—drawing from her interviews with Britons living in the EU-27. Plus, we hear from Roger Casale, the founder of New Europeans.
In this episode, Michaela talks with Karen about her paper from the early 2000s that identified the contradictory ways in which Britons in Spain related to their new place of residence and the Spanish population. Episode 17 considers the ambivalence of the British and Britain towards Europe both historically, and today.