Hannah May Fletcher-Poole

Department of Sociological Studies

PhD student


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Hannah May Fletcher-Poole
Department of Sociological Studies
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

MA Sociology and Social Research, Newcastle University, 2017
BA (Hons) History and Sociology, University of Sheffield, 2016

Research interests
  • Critical whiteness studies
  • Theories of ‘race’ and racism
  • Sociology of class
  • Migration studies
  • Nations and nationalism

Thesis title: The Brexit vote’s implications for dimensions of belonging among English-born white residents in a working-class neighbourhood in England

My research seeks to explore how the Brexit vote can be understood in terms of place-based belonging, localism and attachment to place. It looks at the interplay of class and race in discourses of local belonging and the Brexit vote in a traditionally white working class neighbourhood.

Research group


  • Dr Jo Britton and Professor Sarah Neal
  • Professor John Flint
  • University of Sheffield Faculty of Social Science, Doctoral Academy Award Scholarship, 2017
  • University of Sheffield George Richard Potter Prize in History, 2016
  • University of Sheffield G. P. Jones Prize in Economic History, 2016
  • Montana State University President's Honour Roll, 2014
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