Migrant women becoming British citizens: care and coloniality

This article explores the different experiences of migrant women who are at various stages in the UK naturalisation process, drawing on interviews in Leicester and London, United Kingdom. We consider how care and coloniality shape migrant women’s experiences in the context of the neoliberal test process and what Nancy Fraser has called a ‘crisis of care’ (Fraser 2016). We argue that migrant women claim their own citizenship despite rather than because of the naturalisation process, and in so doing resist colonial relations of citizenship.

Leah Bassel and Kamran Khan, Migrant women becoming British citizens: care and coloniality, Citizenship Studies, 2021.