The EU Referendum and Experiences and Fear of Ethnic and Racial Harassment: Variation across individuals and communities in England

the Monday 03 May 2021 at l’Ined en visio-conférence, de 11h30 à 12h30

Presented by: Renee Luthra (University of Essex) ; Discussant: Patrick Simon (Ined, UR08)


Over one in four children under the age of 18 in the UK today are members of the “second generation”: native born but with at least one foreign born parent. To understand the political socialisation process of this very heterogeneous group of young people, we need to consider the sending country experiences, migration journey, and pathway to citizenship for their immigrant parents. Applying the recently developed international perspective (Luthra, Waldinger and Soehl 2018), this talk will examine the association between the political interest and voting behaviour of the second generation and the context of emigration, the context of immigration, and political interest and voting behaviour of their immigrant parents.

Biography of Renee Luthra

Renee Luthra is Director of the Essex Centre for Migration Studies, Assistant Director of the ESRC Research Centre for Micro-Social Change, and Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex. She received her PhD (2010) in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her primary areas of expertise are international migration and social stratification, especially inequalities by place of birth, citizenship, and ethnicity. She is the author (with Thomas Soehl and Roger Waldinger) of Origins and Destinations: The Making of the Second Generation, which introduces an international perspective that incorporates characteristics of both the sending country and the context of reception to explain the outcomes of the children of immigrants in the United States. She is applying this perspective in her current work to examine the effect of immigrant selectivity, sending country political socialisation and social trust to better understand the outcomes of immigrants and their descendants in the UK and across Europe.