‘Congratulations on your achievement’: the day I became British

How does one mark the ceremony to become British? With mixed feelings, in many cases. By Nando Sigona (originally published in OpenDemocracy) ‘Congratulations on your achievement’, ‘I heard congratulations are in order’, ‘well done’. I look at my interlocutor undecided on what to reply. A smiling face looks at me, expecting a response. Eventually I…

Coping with Brexit in Scotland: new Eurochildren briefs out today

We are launching two new Eurochildren Briefs today focused on EU nationals in Scotland. The first Eurochildren Brief (n.7), written by Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips, looks at the geographical distribution of EU citizens in Scotland and the evolution of the EU population over forty year. EU nationals made up under 1% of the Scottish population in…

“Home is wherever we are together”: Portraits of EU families in London

Shahadat is from Bangladesh but is now British. Valeria is Italian and moved to the UK from Mexico after Brexit. Leonardo was born in London in 2018. He is a “Brexit baby”, she says. Portraits of EU families in London is a participatory photo project linked to the ESRC-funded EU families and ‘Eurochildren’ in Brexiting…