As part of her interest in communicating the practice of doing research, Michaela prepared this audio as an academic diary entry for the Sociological Review. In this short piece, she reflects on her fieldwork experiences with the Brexit Brits Abroad project, highlighting the excitement and challenges of working on such a fast-moving topic, and juggling the intensities of fieldwork with (the rest of) academic life.
The study is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative (Grant Number ES/R000875/1). It is led by Dr Michaela Benson, Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Further information about the project is available at RCUK’s Gateway to Research.