Sara Hannafin joined UL in September 2021 as Lecturer Below the Bar in Geography and Pedagogy. She joins a newly developed Geography course in which she teaches Human Geography modules. She is a former secondary teacher and is also delivering modules to pre-service teachers of geography and supporting students on school placement.
My research interest is in Irish-British migrations and how migration impacts on identity, belonging and emotional engagement with place. In particular my work has focused on the experiences of the children of the Irish in Britain and their return migration to Ireland. More recent research has explored the impact of the pandemic related travel restrictions on the Irish in Britain and the British in Ireland.