Sarah Marie Hall is Reader in Human Geography at the University of Manchester, and a member of the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives. Her research interests revolve around everyday life in times of economic change, social reproduction, families and relationships, and feminist methods and praxis. In February 2021 she begins a four year UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship on the subject of austerity and altered lifecourses across Europe. Among her publications is:
Hall, S.M. (2019). Everyday Life in Austerity. Family, Friends and Intimate Relations. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Conference Abstract: Imagining future families? How life-courses and legacies are shaped by austerity
In this talk I discuss research with young adults regarding their family futures, life-courses and legacies, and the ways in which these have been shaped by ten years of austerity cuts in the UK. With a particular focus on reproduction and (not) having children, I explore the ways in which socio-economic policies are felt in highly personal and intimate ways. The talk will also reflect on methodological innovations, particularly the development of an Oral Histories and Futures technique aimed at capturing reflections on past, present and prospective life-courses.