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About Kirsten Forkert

Kirsten Forkert is a researcher and activist. She is a senior lecturer in the School of Media at Birmingham City University. She is currently working on a book on the cultural politics of austerity entitled Austerity as Public Mood, and is also researching responses to the refugee crisis through a collaborative project entitled Conflict, Memory Displacement ( She is involved with Birmingham Asylum and Refugee Association.

Articles by Kirsten Forkert

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Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

‘Go Home?’ – five years on

On bordering, the referendum and Windrush: "It might be a dangerous moment but it is a moment when the old tricks of government cannot be repeated." Chain letter between UK researchers, June – September, 2018.

Austerity nostalgia, racism and xenophobia

Why anti-racism and migrants rights activism need to be central to anti-austerity campaigning.

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