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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit

Who do we think we are?

From Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, to the Windrush deportation scandal citizenship and the responsibilities of the UK government to the people of Hong Kong, it seems that citizenship and migration in Britain are never far from the headlines. Who do we think we are? explores all of this and more. Join Professor Michaela Benson and her guests as they debunk taken-for-granted understandings of who is a citizen and who is a migrant in Britain today. 

Hosted and produced by Michaela Benson.

Cover Art: George Kalivis

Production and post-production: Art of Podcast 

All Episodes

20 Jan 2023
S2 E8 Who is a migrant?
23 Dec 2022
BtH1 S8 Beyond the headlines … with İdil Akıncı-Pérez
9 Dec 2022
S2 E7 European Identities from the Aliens Act 1905 to Brexit
25 Nov 2022
BtH1 S7 Beyond the headlines … with Hannah Lewis
11 Nov 2022
Imagining a new Britain, 20 years on
28 Oct 2022
BtH1 E6 Beyond the headlines … with Cecilia Menjívar
14 Oct 2022
S2 E5 What can we learn about what British and EU citizenship from Brexit?
30 Sep 2022
BtH1 S5 Beyond the headlines … with Colin Yeo
16 Sep 2022
What do family migration rules reveal about British citizenship today?
19 Aug 2022
How do protest and resistance make citizens and citizenship?
5 Aug 2022
Beyond the headlines … with Alison Phipps and Tawona Sithole
22 Jul 2022
*EPISODE SWAP* Surviving Society E147 Aleema Gray: Notes on the Rastafari Movement in Britain
8 Jul 2022
Beyond the Headlines ... with Zrinka Bralo
24 Jun 2022
What does British citizenship have to do with Global Social Inequalities?
10 Jun 2022
Beyond the headlines … with Aaron Winter
27 May 2022
What does the Nationality and Borders Act mean for British citizenship?
13 May 2022
Beyond the Headlines ... with Dr Yvonne Su
18 Mar 2022
What can we learn about British citizenship from the Chagos Islanders?
25 Feb 2022
What do the children denied the right to nationality through their British parents tell us about citizenship?
4 Feb 2022
What do Clause 9 (Nationality and Borders Bill) and the history of citizenship deprivation in the UK tell us about Britishness today?
21 Jan 2022
What can English-language testing for the purposes of immigration and citizenship tell us about who counts as British today?
7 Jan 2022
What can the Hong Kong BN(O) visa tell us about borders and belonging in Britain today?
10 Dec 2021
What can the UK’s citizenship test tell us about the shape of Britishness today?
26 Nov 2021
How the British Nationality Act 1981 laid the foundations for a stateless population within Britain's borders
12 Nov 2021
How the Commonwealth Immigration Acts laid the foundations for the Windrush Deportation Scandal
9 Nov 2021
BONUS: Talking about citizenship in ‘Global Britain’
29 Oct 2021
What can the development of immigration legislation tell us about citizenship in Britain?
15 Oct 2021
Why we need to look at history to understand British citizenship today?
22 Sep 2021
TRAILER: Who do we think we are?