Research Seminar Series: A pregnant pause? Oral histories and futures of reproduction and austerity

In this seminar we welcome Dr Sarah Marie Hall, Reader in Human Geography, University of Manchester, to present her work.

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 any or more 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.  

Speaker bio:

Sarah Marie Hall is Reader in Human Geography at the University of Manchester. Her research interests revolve around everyday life in times of economic change, social reproduction and relationships, and feminist methods and praxis.  

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Joining information

Please use the zoom link below to join us from 12:00 next Wednesday, there will be some time at the end of the session for questions and answers.

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