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Dr Valerie Visanich
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Dr Valerie Visanich

Dr Valerie Visanich


Faculty of Arts
Room 341
Junior College
contact+356 2590 7349

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Valerie Visanich B.A. (Hons) (Melit), M.A. (Melit.), Ph.D. (Lough.) completed her doctoral studies in Sociology in 2012. She has been lecturing Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Malta, Junior College since 2004 and at the Department of Sociology, University of Malta since 2005 - lecturing study-units that includes, Introduction to Applied Sociology (SOC 2008), Foundations in Sociology (SOC 1090), Sociology of the Art (SOC 3035) and Sociology and Communication (SOC 1040). Valerie was recently appointed chair (2017-2019) 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). She is the local convener, working with 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).

Lecturing Portfolio

Academic Year 2016/17

SOC3035 - Sociology of the Arts


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