Jeanette Edwards is a Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester and PI of the project. She co-edited a forum in a special edition of American Ethnologist soon after the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump in the United States Visit Here. Much of her anthropological and ethnographic research has focused on issues of social class, kinship and gender in the north of England. And see here for 'Maybe we have left them behind': Brexit, ambivalence and contradiction.
Gillian Evans is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. She has a special interest in the transformation of post-industrial cities, in particular London, England, with her research focusing on the material and social transformation of the Docklands and riverside industry on both sides of the River Thames. In 2017 she published 'Brexit Britain: why we are all post-industrial now' in American Ethnologist.
John Foster was a post-doctoral research fellow on our project. His PhD research included an ethnographic study of a 'job club' in the north of England that he wrote up in the thesis 'The temporary contract and bureaucracy in a UK Employment Agency: fashioning the neoliberal subject?'. He continues to pursue his research interests in neoliberalism, labour market flexibilization, governmentality and organisations, and currently teaches at the Business School at the University of Manchester.
Bethan Harries is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Newcastle University, and Co-I on our project. Her research interests are very broadly in youth, urban citizenship, race and nationhood. She is the author of the book, Talking race in young adulthood, and in addition to her work on Brexit she is currently engaged in research on sub-state nationalisms and shifting understandings of inclusion/exclusion in Wales and Scotland.
Sarah Marie Hall
Sarah Marie Hall is a Reader in Human Geography at the University of Manchester, where her research focuses on the everyday impacts of economic and political change. In recent years she has carried out research on austerity, devolution and Brexit, with a focus on how these processes shape lived experiences, practices, and relationships in families and communities. She is author of Everyday life in austerity: family, friends and intimate relations (Palgrave Macmillan) and co-editor of Mundane Methods: Innovative Ways to Research the Everyday (Manchester University Press).
Katherine Smith is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. She has carried out long-term ethnographic research in North Manchester, England, and her research has focused on perceptions of, and local calls for fairness and equality, the making of poverty, welfare, social class, Englishness, political correctness, and participation in democracy in England. She is the author of Fairness, Class and Belonging in Contemporary England (Palgrave Macmillan) and co-editor of Extraordinary Encounters: Authenticity and the Interview (Berghahn Books)