Academic and research departmentsCentre for Research on Ageing and Generations, Department of Sociology.
Dr. Matthew Hall is a Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey.
He previously worked as a Research Fellow on the multi-partner NORFACE/ESRC funded project, ‘Comparing Intersectional Life Course Inequalities amongst LGBTQI+ Citizens’, where he researched intersectional LGBTQI+ career inequalities.
His current research interests cover hate crime, far right extremism and the sociology of sexuality, including the formation of Queer/LGBTQ generational identities.
University roles and responsibilities
- Academic Integrity Officer for Department of Sociology
- Disability and Neurodiversity Liaison for Department of Sociology
- Module Leader for SOC1034 (Crime & Society)
- Module Leader for SOC2071 (Critical Sociological Thinking)
Affiliations and memberships
In the media
Crime & Society (SOC1034)
Current Sociology (SOC1037)
Critical Sociological Thinking (SOC2071)
Understanding Sexualities (SOC3083)
King, A. & Hall, M.A. (forthcoming) 'Re-thinking Generations from a Queer Perspective: Insights and critical observations from the CILIA-LGBTQI+ Lives England project', in H. Kingstone & J. Bristow (eds.) Studying Generations: multidisciplinary perspectives, Bristol: Bristol Policy Press.
Hall, M.A., Barbrook-Johnson, P., Bayrakdar, S. & King, A. (2022) 'Queer(y)ing Agent-Based Modelling for Use in LGBTQ Studies: An Example from Workplace Inequalties', Journal of Homosexuality.
This article explores the contribution agent-based modeling (ABM) can make to the study of LGBTQ workplace inequalities and, conversely, how ABM can adapt to theoretical traditions integral to LGBTQ studies. It introduces an example LGBTQ workplace model, developed as part of the CILIA-LGBTQI+ project, to illustrate how ABM complements existing methods, can address methodological binarism and bridge macro and micro accounts within LGBTQ studies of the workplace. The model is intended as an important starting point in developing the role of ABM in LGBTQ research and for bridging qualitative- and quantitative-derived insights. Likewise, the article discusses some approaches for negotiating theoretical and methodological tensions identified when integrating queer and intersectional insight with ABM.
Hall, M.A. (2022) 'Simulating the Dynamics of Hate: Bridging an empirical gap between hate groups and violence with agent-based modelling' PhD thesis, University of Surrey.
Hall, M.A. (2021) ‘Alt-right gangs: a hazy shade of white: by Shannon E. Reid and Matthew Valasik, Oakland, CA, University of California Press, 2020, x+208pp., £25.00(paperback), ISBN 978-0-520-30045-3’, Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Vidgen, B., Hale, S., Guest, E., Margetts, H., Broniatowski, D., Waseem, Z., Botelho, A., Hall, M.A. and Tromble, R. (2020) ‘Detecting East Asian Prejudice on Social Media’, Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms, Association for Computational Linguistics.