Hello, my name is Alessandra Martorana and I am an undergraduate studying at Keble College, Oxford University. I am currently conducting a study which hopes to examine individual’s perceptions of and feelings towards citizenship in a post-Brexit context. It will consider the role of activism and resistance in relation to these issues.
There have been a number of transformations to citizenship during the past thirty years; citizenship has seemingly moved away from its traditional concept, tied to the emergence of nation states, with the advent of new forms of citizenship such as supra-national citizenship, dual citizenship and the idea of ‘global citizenship’. Furthermore there has also been much discussion on what it actually means to be a citizen and what counts as ‘acts of citizenship’. Brexit has raised a number of potential issues surrounding citizenship. British citizens will likely lose their EU citizenship as a result of the Brexit vote, this probability is significantly controversial considering 48% of people voted to remain in the EU and essentially retain their EU citizenship. The vote also means the non-British EU citizens are at risk of losing their rights to live and work in Britain as the extent of their EU citizenship is scaled-back to exclude Britain.
I am looking for volunteers, aged 18+, for interview. I am looking for people currently living in the UK who are UK or EU nationals. The interview would take no more than one hour of your time and may be completed in person or via Skype. You would be asked to share your thoughts on a number of issues regarding citizenship.
If you think you would be interested in taking part in this study please use the link below, with no obligation to take part. Interviews will take place in July or August 2017.