photo of Hannah May FletcherHannah May Fletcher

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

Scholarships and Awards
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


Twitter: @HannahMayFletch

Thesis title / scope of research

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.


  • Dr Jo Britton and Professor Sarah Neal
  • Professor John Flint

Research Interests

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