Author Archives: Bridget Anderson

About Bridget Anderson

Bridget Anderson is Professor of Mobilities, Migration, and Citizenship at the University of Bristol and director of its Specialist Research Institute Migration Mobilities Bristol ( Her interests include citizenship, nationalism, and immigration enforcement (including "trafficking"). Books include Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls (Oxford University Press, 2013). She has worked closely with migrants' organizations, trade unions, and legal practitioners at local, national, and international levels.

Methodological De-nationalism: De-exceptionalizing Displacement, Re-exceptionalizing Citizenship

Abstract: Exchanging the lens of migration for one of displacement can help move away from assumptions about migrant exceptionalism, but it does not necessarily trouble the idea that some people are “out of place” and others are “in place.” This is bound up with nationally specific ways of encoding and remaking race. I examine this with reference to the UK’s Windrush Scandal and consider the class dimensions of displacement which are imbricated with race. This points to the importance of attending to citizenship and its Continue reading → Continue reading →