HSS Research Seminar: Czech migrants living in the UK in the age of uncertainty

Events — Talk Helmore 201 & Microsoft Teams
4 March 2024, 17:00

Research Seminar delivered by Jana Bright, Postgraduate Researcher at Anglia Ruskin University.

The aim of this research is to understand how changing and diverse perceptions of uncertainty interconnect with ideas of belonging, identity and future migration decision-making among Czech migrants living in the UK. Brexit is a political event that is unique in British history (Hobolt, 2016), giving rise to social, political and economic manifestations of an unprecedented character. It, therefore, provides an opportunity to explore how uncertainty might impact on lived experiences of migrants living in the UK. However, the uncertainty associated with Brexit must be understood in the context of other types of uncertainty linked with austerity, residency rights and Covid-19. Czech migrants are deployed as a lens to explore how the perceived uncertainties affected the personal and professional lives of migrants living in the UK prior to the EU referendum in 2016.

UK Border at Heathrow Airport
UK Border at Heathrow Airport

Event contact: Jeannette Baxter and Melanie Bell: HSSresearch@aru.ac.uk