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Joseph Michalski

Associate Professor


BA - George Mason
MA, PhD - Virginia

Research interests

Pure Sociology,  Domestic Violence, Criminology, Social Inequality, Sociological Theory

Courses Taught
  • 2260A (570) - Sociology of Law
  • 3340F (570) - Violence in Cultural Perspective
  • 4439F (570) - Family Violence and Conflict
Selected Publications

2010. “Family Poverty in Canada: Correlates, Coping Strategies, and Consequences.” In Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives (2nd edition), edited by David Cheal. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press. (Co-Author: Don Kerr)

2008. “Scientific Discovery in Deep Social Space: Sociology without Borders.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 33 (3): 521-553.

2008. “The Social Life of Pure Sociology.” Sociological Quarterly 49 (2): 253-274.

2007. “Family Structures and Children’s Hyperactivity Problems: A Longitudinal Analysis.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 32 (1): 85-112. (Co-Author: Don Kerr)

2005. “Explaining Intimate Partner Violence: The Sociological Limitations of Victimization Studies.” Sociological Forum 20: 613-640.

2004. “Resource Structuralism and Gender Economic Inequality.” Michigan Sociological Review 18 (Fall): 23-63.

2004. “Making Sociological Sense out of Trends in Intimate Partner Violence: The Social Structure of Violence against Women.” Violence Against Women 10 (6): 652-675.

2003. “Financial Altruism or Unilateral Resource Exchanges? Toward a Pure Sociology of Welfare.” Sociological Theory 21 (4): 341-358.

2003. “Housing Affordability, Social Policy, and Economic Conditions: Food Bank Users in the Greater Toronto Area, 1990-2000.” The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 40 (1): 65-92.


Joseph Michalski

Office: DL235

Extension: 4439