Brexit Brits Abroad
About This Show
Brexit Brits Abroad raises awareness of the key issues facing Britons living elsewhere in Europe as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union. Hosted by Dr. Michaela Benson, it answers questions about who the British living and working in Europe are, what led to their migration, and the implications of Brexit for their everyday lives. Keeping a finger on the pulse of the negotiations, the series responds to issues as they unfold, providing up-to-date information and expert advice.
It is produced as part of the research project BrExpats: freedom of movement, citizenship and Brexit in the lives of Britons resident in the European Union, led by Dr. Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths) and funded by the UK and a Changing Europe, Brexit Priority Grant Scheme.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
EP025 | The transformation of citizens’ rights through Brexit in historical context
5 days ago
In the second installment recorded at our event From Mobile Citizens to migrants, the expert panel—Aliyyah Ahad (Migration Policy Institute), Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths), Nadine El-Enany (Birkbeck), Omar Khan (Runnymede Trust), and Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham)—consider previous transformations in the rights of non-citizen populations, and how these might inform our understandings about the transformation of citizens’ rights through Brexit. Part of the broader ambitions of the event to locate this contemporary transformation within the longer history and broader politics of migration and citizenship, we talk empire, race, geopolitical inequalities, and the hostile environment; how changes to such rights interplay with practices of settlement and acquisition of citizenship; and the prospects for leveling up rights for all migrant populations.Read more »