CfP: The Legacy of Brexit: Mobility and Citizenship in Times of Uncertainty

Thursday 12th January, 2017

Part of the Sociological Review Research Seminar Series The sociology of ‘Brexit’: citizenship, belonging and mobility in the context of the British referendum on EU membership

Funded by The Sociological Review Foundation

University of Southampton, Friday 31 March 2017

Keynote speaker:

Dr Bridget Byrne (The University of Manchester)

Other speakers to be confirmed at a later date


Following the Brexit vote, the future status and rights of EU citizens living in the United Kingdom has become uncertain. Whether to leave or stay are questions which now need to be asked and answered by all EU ‘migrants’. The third and final seminar in our series examining how to ‘think sociologically’ about Brexit aims to explore these questions in detail, with a particular interest in the (changing) relationship between mobility and citizenship. The theoretical and empirical scholarly contributions during the seminar will examine the practices of mobility, naturalisation decision-making, and the meaning of the concept of ‘citizenship’ in the context of social uncertainty.

We welcome abstract submissions addressing – but not limited to – the following topics:

  • mobile Europeans’ experiences, opinions and future plans following the vote for Brexit;
  • practices of naturalisation and other ways of coping with uncertainty concerning non-citizens’ future rights
  • the meaning of EU citizenship and British citizenship in the context of Brexit;

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and include a title, author, affiliation, current position and contact e-mail. Please e-mail your abstract to Chris Moreh ( no later than Sunday, 12th of February 2017. There is an opportunity for selected papers to be submitted for publication as part of a Special Issue of The Sociological Review. We are particularly interested in submissions from postgraduate students and ECRs.

The organisers are able to contribute towards presenters’ travel and accommodation expenses. Registration is free of charge. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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