Michael Walsh

Ph.D. , B.SocSci (Hons.)

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Michael James Walsh is an Associate Professor in Social Science in the Faculty of Business, Government at the University of Canberra. His research interests include the sociology of interaction, the writings of Erving Goffman, cultural sociology, technology and music. A chief dimension of his research involves exploring the reception of communication technologies as they relate to and impact on social interaction. Michael was awarded his doctorate from Monash University in 2011.


Areas of Research Interest

  • Cultural Sociology
  • Social Research Methods 
  • Musical Culture
  • Social Media
  • Media and Communication Technologies

Research Theories / Models of Interest

  • Cultural Sociology
  • Symbolic Interaction
  • Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Microsociology

Research Methods of Interest

  • Qualitative interviews
  • Ethnography
  • Digital methods 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Monash University

Award Date: 22 Oct 2011

Bachelor, Social Science (Hons.), University of Sydney

Award Date: 3 Apr 2006

External positions

Australian Bureau of Statistics



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