Have a listen to Michaela talking with Howard Brereton on The Friday Conversation show on Talk Radio Europe, 23rd August 2019. Talking current developments in Brexit negotiations and what Brexit...
Category: Media Coverage
The Brexit Brits Abroad research is regularly cited in a range of media outlets from national newspapers, to TV and podcasts. You can find out more here.
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.
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 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.
Our project lead, Dr Michaela Benson was commissioned by the BBC to write a piece for their expert network. Based on our research for the project, The puzzle of...
Professor Karen O’Reilly recently visited Tenerife to continue her research with Britons resident in Spain. The research was reported in the Canarian Weekly in Tenerife.
Take a listen to Karen O’ Reilly talk Brexit and the British in Spain with Talk Radio Europe’s Howard Brereton.
Karen talks Brits in Spain and Brexit with Stephen Ritson on Talk Radio Europe.
Michaela was invited onto the the Remainiacs podcast to talk about the research in May 2018. Take a listen to her debunking myths about the British who have made their...