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In the context of Brexit, debates over citizenship, immigration and belonging have gained new urgency. This event will provide a unqiue opportunity for academics, migrant rights advocates, politicians and members of the public to explore these issues together. It will begin with a presentation of key findings from the Economic and Social Research Council-funded project ‘The UK Citizenship Process: Exploring Immigrants’ Experiences’, in which University of Leicester-based academics explored migrants' lived experiences of the process of becoming citizens in London and Leicester. Speakers and members of the audience will then discuss issues of citizenship and belonging in Leicester, a city with its own unique history of migration, and beyond.

This free lecture is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public

The UK Citizenship Process: Exploring Immigrants' Experiences is an ESRC-funded research project conducted by Leah Bassel (PI), David Bartram, Barbara Misztal, Pierre Monforte and Kamran Khan.

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Chair: Professor Surinder Sharma, Co-Director of Unit for Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement, University of Leicester

Councillor Manjula Sood MBE, Assistant City Mayor - Community Involvement, Partnership & Equalities, Leicester City Council

Zrinka Bralo, Chief Executive, Migrants Organise, London

Dr Nando Sigona, Deputy Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham

Dr Leah Bassel, Principal Investigator of ‘The UK Citizenship Process: Exploring Immigrants’ Experiences’ Economic and Social Research Council-funded project, School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester

For more information contact: migrationleicester@le.ac.uk

You can also visit our project webpage: https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/sociology/research/uk-citizenship-process

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