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Who Do We Think We Are?

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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 explore the story of how British citizenship developed and why this matters for questions of race, migration and belonging in 'Global Britain'.

Beyond the Headlines

Who do we think we are? Beyond the Headlines dissects the major global news stories about migration today. It is produced and presented by Ala Sirriyeh and Michaela Benson, sociologists at Lancaster University. The series offers expert analysis of how migration is reported, what might be going on beyond the headlines, and how this might offer alternative understandings to those circulating most prominently. Each episode is worked up in interview form, and brings Ala and Michaela into conversation with scholars; policy researchers; campaigners and representatives of CSOs.

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