Chantelle is a PhD researcher in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College. With her research on ‘mixed race’ families in a mostly white town in the West Midlands, she wants to challenge common-sense understandings of ‘race’, class and gender. Chantelle was brought up by her mother in Worcestershire, and despite the fading accent she describes herself as a proud Brummy! A founding member of Black in Academia, which aims to prepare the next generation of Black academics, she is also a researcher for Brexit Brits Abroad. In her spare time, she mentors through the charity Friendship Works, catches up on political satire, and contemplates how she can elevate women of colour.
Tissot is a PhD researcher working on white anxieties in the East End of London. An Eastender born and bred, Tissot has spent most of his working life in finance, and has changed careers so that he can do something more suited to his passion for helping the community. Tissot is a former body-builder, and still trains every day. His obsessions include history, political theory and current affairs, and his collections of trainers and comics.
Saskia is a PhD candidate in the Geography Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is researching the life stories of people from the North of England who are living in London. As well as studying experiences of migration, she is a member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, a queer activist group which stands in solidarity with all migrants, fighting back against homonationalism through fundraising and creative direct action. When not thinking, talking or ranting about sociology and politics, Saskia enjoys playing the viola and cross-stitching.