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 Michaela Benson and Nando Sigona for Season 3 (from 5 May 2023), as Who do we think we are? foregrounds a new understanding of Britain’s migration story focussed on the significance of migration and citizenship to the making of ‘Global Britain’. Considering Brexit as a pivotal moment, the 10-episode arc will consider what the Brexit has meant for mobile citizens, migrants, but also migration flows and governance. In this way, it reveals an ongoing process of redrawing the boundaries of the imagined community and the role of the migration-citizenship regime within this. But it also looks beyond the borders to consider how immigration controls, policies and legislation articulate with the British state’s present-day struggle for legitimacy and leadership on the world stage after Brexit.
Presented and produced by Michaela Benson and Nando Sigona
Additional research by Catherine Craven and Elena Zambelli
Cover Art by George Kalivis
Production, editing and post-production by Emma Houlton @ Brilliant Audio