Returning to a familiar theme of European and Europeanness, Michaela talks with guest Hannah White. Over the past two years, Hannah has been cycling around Europe on her bike,...
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In this episode Michaela is joined by Helen McCarthy to discuss how Spanish officials have been preparing for Brexit’s impacts on British retirees. We talk pensions, healthcare, taxation… and what is involved in securing the post-Brexit lives of Britons in Spain.
In this conversation with Sean Rowlands, who was born and brought up abroad, moving to London to attend university, Michaela discusses the family ties between Britain and the EU. Thinking about global migration regimes, they question what work Brexit may and may not do to disrupt the privileges of being British within hierarchies of mobility.
Michaela joined the Surviving Society podcast to talk about the durability of (mis)recognitions of British emigration histories, the Brexit Brits Abroad Project and the missed opportunity for migrant solidarities following the EU referendum.
Michaela welcomes back Aliyyah Ahad (Migration Policy Institute Europe) to talk about her recent Policy Briefing about the issues Brexit presents for British families living in the EU-27. This...
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.
Following the series of votes in the House of Commons w/c 11thMarch, the BrExpats research team conducted a short survey. This was designed to keep a finger on the pulse of how British citizens living in the EU27 felt about the latest political developments related to Brexit. Read our analysis here.
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 demographic of the People’s Vote march was notably different to other demos I have been on recently. The march saw between 300,000 to a million turn out (depending on who you speak to) and watching the marchers gather, I had a flashback to three months ago, when people flocked to the Home Office protest for the Stansted 15. This was another issue tied to citizenship and immigration, but at the People’s Vote, there were many, many more white faces in the crowd.
The anti-Brexit movement, to me, looks like a very white and middle class one – and I know many other people of colour feel the same way. But this seems paradoxical considering that Brexit will affect us as much as anyone else, and immigrants’ place in the country was so central to the initial debate. I spoke to campaigners, lobbyists and researchers to find out why.