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Who do we think we are?
Who do we think we are?
Professor Michaela Benson

From Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, to the Windrush deportation scandal citizenship and the responsibilities of the UK government to the people... more

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Episodes

S2 E8 Who is a migrant?

There is nothing politically neutral about classifying and categorising people as migrants. This is a process through which certain individuals... more

20 Jan 2023 · 40 minutes
BtH1 S8 Beyond the headlines … with İdil Akıncı-Pérez

All eyes have been on Qatar because of the World Cup. And with it, attention to the poor working conditions... more

23 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
S2 E7 European Identities from the Aliens Act 1905 to Brexit

Who is unquestionably European? From Brexit to the war in Ukraine, this question has come to the fore as people... more

09 Dec 2022 · 40 minutes
BtH1 S7 Beyond the headlines … with Hannah Lewis

In July 2022 the news broke that Sir Mo Farah, four times Olympian for Team GB, had been trafficked to... more

25 Nov 2022 · 30 minutes
S2 E6 Imagining a new Britain, 20 years on

Who do we think we are? In the early 2000s, with the beginning of the New Labour government, journalist Yasmin... more

11 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
BtH1 E6 Beyond the headlines … with Cecilia Menjívar

For many people, migration is about escaping persecution and state violence. But in the context increasingly criminalisation of migration, state... more

28 Oct 2022 · 32 minutes
S2 E5 What can we learn about what British and EU citizenship from Brexit?

As people find themselves queueing up at border controls in EU member states, as their passports are stamped, there have... more

14 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
BtH1 S5 Beyond the headlines … with Colin Yeo

With a new UK cabinet comes a new Home Secretary, Suella Braverman MP former Attorney General. While there has been... more

30 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
What do family migration rules reveal about British citizenship today?

You start a relationship with someone living abroad. As the relationship gets serious, you decide to take the next steps... more

16 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
How do protest and resistance make citizens and citizenship?

Over the past few years, international media has been full of reports of protest among them the global Black Lives... more

19 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
Who do we think we are?
S2 E8 Who is a migrant?
Who do we think we are?