In this episode Michaela reflects back on the Brexit Brits Abroad research project, drawing out some of its key take away messages. She talks through the different factors that...
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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.
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.
The research paper, Brexit, British People of Colour in the EU27 and everyday racism in Britain and Europe coauthored by Dr Michaela Benson and Chantelle Lewis featured in the article ‘Travelling while Black’ by Nadine White for Huffington Post. Read it here.
Dr Michaela Benson and Chantelle Lewis from the project team were interviewed about their research with British People of Colour living in the EU-27 for this piece by Micha Frazer-Carroll for the new media publication Gal-Dem. Read it here.
We’re thinking about Ireland again this week in an episode devoted to thinking about Free movement between Britain and Ireland and the long history of migration between the two countries. Ever wondered what the Common Travel Area actually is? Michaela talks to Professor Imelda Maher about what it is (and isn’t), and what Brexit might mean for the future of this agreement.