Georgie Wemyss Co-Director at the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London
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As part of our series looking at cultural institutions in London, as well as how we memorialise and learn from the past, we speak with Georgie Wemyss. Georgie is the Co-Director at the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London. Georgie also runs walking tours
In this episode, we discuss:
- An introduction to Georgie and her work (00:35)
- Georgie’s personal background, her early career, and (01.50)
- How Georgie first became involved in anti-racism work and the context of East London at the time (06:00)
- The main findings in Georgie’s book “Invisible Empire: White Discourse, Tolerance and Belonging” (11:15)
- How far we have to go with teaching history in this country (13:45)
- The changes in the experience of British Bangladeshi’s over the years as seen through Georgie’s work (15:30)
- Everyday Bordering across health, education, and housing and the importance of more work in this area (19:27)
- The influence of family on Georgie’s life and work (22:45)
If you want to find out more about Georgie, you can find her on Twitter at @GeorgieWemyss.
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