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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

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
Beyond the headlines … with Alison Phipps and Tawona Sithole

In June 2022, the headlines in the UK were full of news about the Rwanda plan. As an ECHR ruling... more

05 Aug 2022 · 1 hour,
*EPISODE SWAP* Surviving Society E147 Aleema Gray: Notes on the Rastafari Movement in Britain

For our first episode swap, we’ve partnered up with Surviving Society, the antiracist podcast that explores the local and global... more

22 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Beyond the Headlines...with Zrinka Bralo

In May 2012 Home Secretary Theresa May vowed to create ‘a really hostile environment for illegal migrants’, heralding in a... more

08 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
What does British citizenship have to do with Global Social Inequalities?

Commonplace understandings of citizenship equate it with equality – at least among those holding the same citizenship. But looking the... more

24 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
Beyond the headlines … with Aaron Winter

Mass shooting in the US have been headlines news over the past month. The pattern? White gunmen opening fire in... more

10 Jun 2022 · 33 minutes
What does the Nationality and Borders Act mean for British citizenship?

What is the UK’s Nationality and Borders Act? How does it relate to previous acts concerned with nationality and immigration... more

27 May 2022 · 50 minutes
Beyond the Headlines ... with Dr Yvonne Su

Countries around the world have been quick to crow about the provisions they are putting in place to welcome those... more

13 May 2022 · 36 minutes
What can we learn about British citizenship from the Chagos Islanders?

What rights to citizenship do those from Britain’s 14 remaining overseas territories? What about those who through no fault... more

18 Mar 2022 · 34 minutes
What do the children denied the right to nationality through their British parents tell us about citizenship?

Did you know that until 2014 that some of those born overseas to unmarried British citizen fathers were not eligible... more

25 Feb 2022 · 30 minutes
What do Clause 9 (Nationality and Borders Bill) and the history of citizenship deprivation in the UK tell us about Britishness today?

Did you know that British citizenship can be cancelled or removed? And that when the Nationality and Borders Bill passes... more

04 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes
What can English-language testing for the purposes of immigration and citizenship tell us about who counts as British today?

Should the ability to speak English be a precondition for access to rights and belonging in Britain today? What is... more

21 Jan 2022 · 36 minutes
What can the Hong Kong BN(O) visa tell us about borders and belonging in Britain today?

  When National Security Law was imposed in Hong Kong SAR in 2020, the UK government responded by opening up a bespoke visa scheme to facilitate... more

07 Jan 2022 · 32 minutes
What can the UK’s citizenship test tell us about the shape of Britishness today?

What do you know about the UK’s citizenship test? What do you think it tests for and how? What do... more

10 Dec 2021 · 30 minutes
How the British Nationality Act 1981 laid the foundations for a stateless population within Britain's borders

What do we think citizenship is? When you think of citizenship you probably think of it as progressive, as giving rights... more

26 Nov 2021 · 26 minutes
How the Commonwealth Immigration Acts laid the foundations for the Windrush Deportation Scandal

How did changes in the UK's immigrations laws in the 1960s and 1970s set the stage for the Windrush deportation... more

12 Nov 2021 · 23 minutes
BONUS: Talking about citizenship in ‘Global Britain’

Recorded live at the virtual launch event hosted by the Centre for Alternatives to Social and Economic Inequalities, Lancaster University, 21 October 2021,... more

09 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
What can the development of immigration legislation tell us about citizenship in Britain?

Why do changes in Britain's immigration laws matter for making sense of citizenship today? What is the relationship of these... more

29 Oct 2021 · 26 minutes
Why we need to look at history to understand British citizenship today?

Did you know that the current definition of British citizenship is only 40 years old? Who do we think we... more

15 Oct 2021 · 25 minutes
Who do we think we are?
What do the children denied the right to nationality through their British parents tell us about citizenship?
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Did you know that until 2014 that some of those born overseas to unmarried British citizen fathers were not eligible for citizenship?... more