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

Hosted and produced by Michaela Benson.

Cover Art: George Kalivis

Production and post-production: Art of Podcast 

Mar 24, 2023

For the final episode of Season 2, we bring you a set of conversations about what Who do we think we are? achieves through dialogues with archival and social science research around migration and citizenship in the UK and beyond. We’re joined by former guest, Bolaji Balogun (University of Sheffield) who reflects on what excited him about taking part the podcast and offers tips for future guests. Niamh Welby, our former student intern, describes on how working on the podcast opened her eyes to the power and presence of resistance to present-day immigration controls and why words matter when we talk about migration. Michael J Richardson (University of Newcastle) explains why and how he has been using the podcast in the classroom with his first year undergraduate students. We’re also joined by his student Olivia Allerton who tells us what listening to the podcast has done for her knowledge and understanding and calls for the broader inclusion of podcasts on undergraduate reading lists.  Listen for recommendations, reflections on podcasts as a form of public engagement with social science and value in the classroom. 

You can access the full transcripts for each episode over on our website Who do we think we are? 


In this episode we cover …  

1 Dialogue and  academic knowledge production 

2 Podcasting and the public engagement with social science 

3 Podcasts in the classroom 


To find out more about …  

Louisa Lim’s podcast ‘The King of Kowloon’ 

Social Geographies, an introduction, by Michael J Richardson and his colleagues at the University of Newcastle 

Scholarly Podcasting, we recommend Ian Cook’s new book  

Podcasts in the classroom, read Michaela’s reflections for The Sociological Review blog 


And don’t forget to listen to our back catalogue 


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