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Yr Athro Tom Hall

Yr Athro Tom Hall

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Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

Email:
hallta@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2087 6288
Location:
1.26 Glamorgan Building, Glamorgan Building

Theoretically informed, empirical and ethnographic research in the following fields: homelessness and $acirc; street$acirc; populations; spatial practices of urban care, repair and patrol; begging, benefits and gifts; youth transitions, biography and locality (including mixed methods work with young people); informal education and citizenship; devolved governance and the third (community) sector. Am also interested in the cultural sociology of urban and social exploration, (pedestrian) mobilities and mobile methods. These various interests converge on, and inform, a primary concern with the street-level experience and management of inequality in urban public space(s).

Current and Recent Research

My current research commitments include:

  • Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data and Methods (WISERD), a programme of primary research, data integration and capacity building in Wales jointly funded by the ESRC and the Welsh Assembly Government. I have direct responsibility for a research strand within the WISERD programme looking at the development and evaluation of innovative qualitative methods.
  • Recent work with the WISERD team overlaps with a longstanding research engagement in central Cardiff tracing the spatial practice of social care and (more recently) street cleaning services. This ethnographic study of urban public space has been conducted over a period of five years, and supported through a period of extended study leave.

Recently completed awards include:

  • Locality, Biography and Youth in a Transforming Community . Funded by the ESRC, this project explored the links between locality, community and biography for young people in areas undergoing economic and social transformation. (This project was affiliated to the Cardiff node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Innovation, Integration and Impact.)

Schedule 2010-11

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2011

6th-8th April, 2011. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, London. $acirc; 60 Years of Sociology$acirc; . Paper: Urban circulations: outreach work, homelessness, and the city (with Rob Smith).

2010

7th-9th April, 2010. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow. Paper: Tinkering in the City: The Accomplishment of the Outreach Encounter (with Rob Smith). Also $acirc; Meet the Editors$acirc; session as team member for the BSA lead journal Sociology.

4th-6th May, 2010. Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences in Europe (EUROQUAL), Final Conference, "International Perspectives on Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences".

5th-8th July, 2010. 4th Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Methods Festival, Oxford. Paper: Local knowledge: place, non-place and urban spatial practice (with Rob Smith).

11th-17th July, 2010. XVII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg. $acirc; Sociology on the Move$acirc; . Attended as editor of British Sociological Association lead journal, Sociology (with Amanda Coffey, Sally Power and Amanda Robinson). http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201569

17th-21st November, 2010. 109th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans. $acirc; Circulation$acirc; Paper: Local motion, local knowledge: research $acirc; on the move$acirc; with urban patrols (with Rob Smith). Also, paper: Circuits of city space: moving and meeting with the homeless (with Rob Smith).

 

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I am a member of the SOCSI Management Group, the School's key strategic committee. In addition, as co-ordinator for the undergraduate sociology programme and a member of the School curriculum review working group, I have taken on significant responsibility for the rationalisation, revision and development of the School's teaching and undergraduate programmes over the last two years. This work continues, and I am currently serving on a working group tasked to develop a model for a new, general social science undergraduate degree scheme at Cardiff. I am also a member of the SOCSI newsletter editorial team.

I am a member of the University of Wales-wide forum, Anthropology Wales, and have served on the steering committee for this association. I am a member of the British Sociological Association, and have recently been invited to join the BSA Membership Task Group. I am also a member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, and a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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I contribute to the School$acirc; s undergraduate programme at levels one, two and three, and across all the different schemes of study; but primarily as a lecturer in sociology and social policy. At present my teaching includes the following modules:

  • Metropolis: Urban Life and Consumer Culture;
  • Inequality and Division of Labour;
  • Social Policy and Young People;
  • Sociology of Culture.

I also contribute to taught postgraduate modules, including the MSc/Diploma in Social Science Research Methods, and to higher degree supervision.

School Responsibilities and Professional Contribution

I am a member of the SOCSI Management Group, the School$acirc; s key strategic committee. In addition, as co-ordinator for the undergraduate sociology programme and a member of the School curriculum review working group, I have taken on significant responsibility for the rationalisation, revision and development of the School$acirc; s teaching and undergraduate programmes over the last two years. This work continues, and I am currently serving on a working group tasked to develop a model for a new, general social science undergraduate degree scheme at Cardiff. I am also a member of the SOCSI newsletter editorial team.

I am a member of the University of Wales-wide forum, Anthropology Wales, and have served on the steering committee for this association. I am a member of the British Sociological Association, and have recently been invited to join the BSA Membership Task Group. I am also a member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, and a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Theoretically informed, empirical and ethnographic research in the following fields: homelessness and 'street' populations; spatial practices of urban care, repair and patrol; begging, benefits and gifts; youth transitions, biography and locality (including mixed methods work with young people); informal education and citizenship; devolved governance and the third (community) sector. Am also interested in the cultural sociology of urban and social exploration, (pedestrian) mobilities and mobile methods. These various interests converge on, and inform, a primary concern with the street-level experience and management of inequality in urban public space(s).

Current and Recent Research

My current research commitments include:

  • Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data and Methods (WISERD), a programme of primary research, data integration and capacity building in Wales jointly funded by the ESRC and the Welsh Assembly Government. I have direct responsibility for a research strand within the WISERD programme looking at the development and evaluation of innovative qualitative methods.
  • Recent work with the WISERD team overlaps with a longstanding research engagement in central Cardiff tracing the spatial practice of social care and (more recently) street cleaning services. This ethnographic study of urban public space has been conducted over a period of five years, and supported through a period of extended study leave.

Recently completed awards include:

  • Locality, Biography and Youth in a Transforming Community. Funded by the ESRC, this project explored the links between locality, community and biography for young people in areas undergoing economic and social transformation. (This project was affiliated to the Cardiff node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Innovation, Integration and Impact.)