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John Micallef
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John Micallef obtained a B.A. (Hons.) degree from the University of Malta with a thesis on the workings of stigma and power among institutionalised men with learning difficulties.  In reading for an M.A. at the University of Malta, he proceeded to conduct extensive fieldwork among two Maltese youth groups presenting contrasting social geographies, patterns of style and identity, and orientations towards supernatural forces of good and evil.  John sought to reveal how these defining characteristics of the two youth groups were influenced by the rapid socio-economic shifts accompanying Malta’s accession into the European Union, thus revisiting the link between modernity and shifts towards cultural homogeneity in contemporary society.  John has also spent a number of months at the University of Sussex researching this topic under the guidance of Dr. Jon Mitchell.


Publication List

2013, 'Invoking the Rational in Acknowledging the Irrational:  A Haunting in Malta' Paranthropology 4(4) Available online

Next SRS Seminar Friday 13 January
Please join us for our next seminar this academic year on Friday 13 January 18.00 at the Valletta Campus Library. Speaker will be Dr. François Mifsud  who will be presenting a very topical paper entitled: "Hospitality: Confronting the Limits of Inclusion"
Prospective Undergraduate Students
Prospective Students should note that the Faculty of Arts has a list of approved subject combinations. Subjects are split into groups. A student cannot take 2 areas from the same group. List of groups are found here.
Anthroplogy Study-Exchanges in the European Union
The Department of Anthropological Sciences has a number of active Erasmus links to various Anthropology Departments in the EU (see list below).  This results in a two-way exchange. We have hosted students from various universities who normally spend one term/semester with us. This enhances student-learning experiences.  University of Malta students of Anthropology can also take advantage of these exchange links to pursue their studies abroad.
Last Updated: 1 February 2014

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