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.
About the Brexit Brits Abroad podcast
Our Brexit Brits Abroad podcast raises awareness of the key issues facing Britons living elsewhere in Europe as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union. It answers questions about who the British living and working in Europe are. It highlights what led to their migration. And it considers the implications of Brexit for their everyday lives. Keeping a finger on the pulse of the negotiations, the podcast series responds to issues as they unfold, providing up-to-date information and expert advice.
In Episode 15 the project team comes together to reflect on progress with the research and the challenges of working on a live topic. Hear Michaela, Karen, Katherine and Chantelle in conversation about the research process!
In Episode 14, Michaela talks with PhD researcher Melanie Neumann about her research with Britons living in Berlin. Often stereotyped as young, fun-seeking, mobile workers, join us to delve into the real lives behind the headlines!
In Episode 13 Michaela is joined in the studio by Dr. Michelle Lawson to talk about their shared interest in UK citizens who have made rural France their homes. Tune in to hear their discussion of representations, stereotypes and the British in France.
Michaela is joined by Dr Meghan Benton, senior policy analyst for the Migration Policy Institute. In Episode 12 they revisit the question of who are the UK citizens who live in the EU27, highlighting the diversity of this population in terms of employment status, family circumstance and age, and talk about what Brexit might variously mean for the lives of these Britons.
In Episode 11, Michaela talks with Gill and Clive Metcalf, who live in France, about their decision to apply for French citizenship. They debunk myths and share their top tips for those considering applying for citizenship themselves!
In Episode 10, Michaela talks to Paul Hughes, DJ, writer and the host of the podcast ‘Expat Chit Chat’, who traded Swindon for Amsterdam and now lives in Germany. Hear from the Brits who have made their homes in the EU27.
Do you consider yourself an expatriate or a migrant? Neither term is neutral, carrying considerable baggage. In Episode 9, Michaela and Dr Sophie Cranston consider how and why Brits abroad embrace or reject these labels.
In Episode 8 Michaela catches up with Dr. Joel Busher about his current research with Britons living in Majorca. Tune in for thoughts on talking politics in everyday life, political mobilisation and British and European identity in a time of Brexit.
Episode 6 reports on Michaela’s trip to Lot in July 2017 to talk about Brexit with the Britons who have made rural France their homes. Dr. Katie Higgins joins us in the studio as guest presenter!