Brexit and the social sciences: workshop for early career researchers

Since the vote to leave the European Union at the 2016 referendum, there has emerged a rapidly growing body of research in the social sciences on Brexit-related issues. This workshop, at the University of Manchester, is specifically designed to provide an opportunity for early career researchers from the social sciences to share, present and discuss their work.

Supported by the ESRC UK In a Changing Europe (@UKandEU), and organized by Professors Maria Sobolewska, Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin, this workshop will provide a forum for PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and lecturers working on Brexitrelated issues, including but not limited to:

-Dynamics of the referendum vote, party politics and public opinion
-Socio-demographics of Brexit vote and opinion on related issues
-Brexit negotiations and policy areas (e.g. agriculture, trade, etc.)
-Historical and sociological approaches to Brexit
-Immigration, integration and social policy

We are able to support travel for twelve successful applicants and a lunch will be provided (although unsuccessful applicants and other interested researchers are welcome and encouraged to attend!) Those funded will be required to write one blog, based on their research, for the UK In a Changing Europe website.

Interested colleagues should send an abstract of 300 words to Professor Matthew Goodwin ( by no later than November 1 2017.

Please feel free to circulate this to colleagues.

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