Who Do We Think We Are?
WDWTWA Season 1
Here's where it all started! 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.
29 Oct 2021
S1 E2 What can the development of immigration legislation tell us about citizenship in Britain?
15 Oct 2021
S1 E1 Why we need to look at history to understand British citizenship today?
22 Sep 2021
TRAILER: Who do we think we are?
12 Nov 2021
S1 E3 How the Commonwealth Immigration Acts laid the foundations for the Windrush Deportation Scandal
26 Nov 2021
S1 E4 How the British Nationality Act 1981 laid the foundations for a stateless population within Britain's borders
10 Dec 2021
S1 E5 What can the UK’s citizenship test tell us about the shape of Britishness today?
7 Jan 2022
S1 E6 What can the Hong Kong BN(O) visa tell us about borders and belonging in Britain today?
21 Jan 2022
S1 E7 What can English-language testing for the purposes of immigration and citizenship tell us about who counts as British today?
4 Feb 2022
S1 E8 What do Clause 9 (Nationality and Borders Bill) and the history of citizenship deprivation in the UK tell us about Britishness today?
25 Feb 2022
S1 E9 What do the children denied the right to nationality through their British parents tell us about citizenship?
18 Mar 2022
S1 E10 What can we learn about British citizenship from the Chagos Islanders?