Dr Valerie Visanich

Dr Valerie Visanich

Dr Valerie Visanich


Senior Lecturer

Room 130
Old Humanities (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2238
Valerie Visanich, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, at the University of Malta. She is on the Board of the Research Network on the Sociology of the Arts, European Sociological Association, and previously served as Chair for the Network. During her role as chair, she convened the ESA's international conference for the Research Networks Sociology of the Arts (RN2) and Sociology of Culture (RN7).

Valerie worked on a number of national tendered projects including acting as the project leader for the ‘Strategy for Culture for all Regions in Malta and Gozo’ and for the 'Economic, Social and Cultural Plan' (ESC Plan) for the administrative regions of Gozo and Central Malta, as part of the National Reform Programme Plan (NRP).

She is one of the authors of Malta’s national Cultural Policy (2020-2025) and forms part of the International Cultural Policy Transformations working group based in Zeppelin University, Germany.

Locally, she is the co-founder, a board member, and served as chair, of the Malta Sociological Association.

Her research interests are within the field of Sociology of the Arts, Cultural Policy, Generational studies and Sociology of Emotions. Her latest published work is her monograph entitled 'Education, Individualization and Neoliberalism: Youth in Southern Europe' (Bloomsbury). She is a co-editor (with Victoria Alexander and Christopher Mathieu), of the forthcoming book series 'The Sociology and Management of the Arts' (Routledge).
  • DOC6052 - Reflections on the Use of Grounded Theory in Qualitative Research
  • SOC1012 - Introducing Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • SOC1040 - Sociology and Communications
  • SOC1060 - Foundations of Sociology: Theories and Perspectives
  • SOC2066 - Sociology of Music
  • SOC2073 - Visual Sociology
  • SOC3001 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1
  • SOC3002 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2
  • SOC5001 - Assimilating and Appraising the Literature
  • SOC5002 - Data Analysis
  • SOC5005 - Health Medicine and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology
  • SST3001 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1
  • SST3002 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2