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Dr Valerie Visanich
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Dr Valerie Visanich

Dr Valerie Visanich


Faculty of Arts
Room 227, U3A Building
Department of Sociology
Faculty of Arts
Univeristy of Malta
contact+356 2340 2238

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Valerie Visanich B.A. (Hons) (Melit), M.A. (Melit.), Ph.D. (Lough.) completed her doctoral studies in Sociology from Loughborough University. She is a resident lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Malta. Her research interests are in the Sociology of the Arts and Cultural Studies. Valerie is chair of the European Sociological Association, Research Network Sociology of Art (RN2). She is also the co-founder and chairperson of the Malta Sociological Association (VO/1323). Valerie is the local convener within the Department of Sociology, University of Malta, in hosting of the European Sociological Association midterm conference, in Malta in 2018. She carried out high-level independent research, including in her role as project leader for PKF (Malta) for a number of national tendered projects, namely the compilation of the Economic, Social and Cultural Plan (ESC Plan) for the Administrative Regions of Gozo and Central Malta. Recent academic publications include an article in City, Culture and Society (Elsevier) and a chapter in an edited international publication by Castiglioni and Frangi (PostMedia Press).


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