Dr Awesti’s research looks at the engagement of UK local authorities with the EU policymaking process. He is particularly interested in the implications of Brexit for disadvantaged communities and for local development funding.
Professor Bhambra works on issues of citizenship and belonging in the context of Britain’s imperial past. She argues that the British Empire is the appropriate context for understanding current debates around race and class and how they intersected with the vote to leave the EU.
Dr Coutto’s research focuses on EU politics and policymaking, and UK-EU relations. Her current projects are exploring Euroscepticism in the British media and the impact on political debate, and the turnout of young voters in the UK.
Dr Lefringhausen analyses host country nationals' integration with other cultural groups. Her work challenges claims of many anti-migration parties in Europe that the existence of and exposure to different cultures eradicates national cultures.