Dr. Joseph Michalski

Dr. Joseph Michalski

Associate Professor / Associate Academic Dean

Office: DL212

Phone: 4439

E-mail: jmichal2@uwo.ca


BA - George Mason
MA, PhD - Virginia

Research interests

Sociological Theory, Criminology, Social Inequality, Social Control, Violence, Knowledge, Work, Poverty, Gender, Cross-Cultural Research, Applied Research

Selected Publications

Michalski, Joseph H. 2016. “Mental Health Issues and the Canadian Criminal Justice System.” Contemporary Justice Review. Forthcoming.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2016. “The Sociological Usages of ‘Pure Sociology’: The Perpetual Quest to Establish Disciplinary Boundaries in the Pursuit of Academic Legitimacy.” The American Sociologist. Forthcoming.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2016. “The Tyranny of the Majority: A Case Study of Intellectual Exclusion in Sociology.” Forthcoming chapter accepted for publication in What to Expect and How to Respond: Distress and Success in Academia, edited by Earl Wright II and Thomas C. Calhoun. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2016. “Status Hierarchies and Hegemonic Masculinity: A General Theory of Prison Violence.” British Journal of Criminology 56(4). [DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azv098].

Michalski, Joseph H. 2016. “Overcoming Sociological Naïveté in the Animal Rights Movement.” Theory in Action 9 (1): 52-82. [DOI: 10.3798/tia.1937-0237.16003].

Michalski, Joseph H. 2016. “Ritualistic Rape in Sociological Perspective.” Cross-Cultural Research 50 (1): 3-33. [DOI: 10.1177/1069397115609025].

Michalski, Joseph H. 2015. “The Social Geometries of Rape.” Comparative Sociology 14 (6): 751-789. [DOI: 10.1163/15691330-12341370].

Michalski, Joseph H. 2014. “The Behavior of Law: A Theoretical Integration.” The Open Social Science Journal 6: 1-7 [DOI:10.2174/1874945301406010001].

Kerr, Don, and Joseph H. Michalski. 2014. “Family Poverty in Canada: Correlates, Coping Strategies, and Consequences.” Pp. 185-207 in Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives (3rd edition), edited by David Cheal and Patrizia Albanese. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.

Kerr, Don, and Joseph H. Michalski. 2011. “Family Poverty in Canada: Correlates, Coping Strategies, and Consequences.” Pp. 147-166 in Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives (2nd edition), edited by David Cheal. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

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

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

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

Michalski, Joseph H. 2007. “Book Review.” Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70, by John H. Laub and Robert J. Sampson. Canadian Journal of Sociology 32 (3): 415-418.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2006. “Income Poverty.” Pp. 532-534 in Encyclopaedia of World Poverty, edited by Mehmet Odekon. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2005. “Explaining Intimate Partner Violence: The Sociological Limitations of Victimization Studies.” Sociological Forum 20 (4): 613-640.

Kerr, Don, and Joseph H. Michalski. 2005. “Income Poverty in Canada: Recent Trends among Canadian Families, 1981-2002.”Discussion Paper 5 (2). London, Ontario: Population Studies Centre, University of Western Ontario.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2005. “La diversité épistémologique de la sociologie canadienne: Quelques éléments de comparaison entre professeurs Francophones et professeurs Anglophones.” Le Cahier de l’ACSALF 2 (2): 2-3.

Michalski, Joseph H. 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.

Kerr, Don, and Joseph H. Michalski. 2004. “Family Structures and Children’s Behavioural Problems: A Latent Growth Curve Analysis.” Discussion Paper 4 (11). London, Ontario: Population Studies Centre, University of Western Ontario.

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

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

Michalski, Joseph H. 2003. “The Economic Status and Coping Strategies of Food Bank Users in the Greater Toronto Area.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research 12 (2): 275-298.

Michalski, Joseph H. 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.

Michalski, Joseph H., Faye Mishna, Catherine Worthington, and Richard Cummings. 2003. “A Multi-Method Impact Evaluation of a Therapeutic Summer Camp.” Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal 20 (1): 53-76.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2003 “Housing Affordability, Income, and Food Bank Users in the Greater Toronto Area, 1990-2000.” Research Bulletin 17 (July). Toronto: Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2002. “Family Dynamics, Labour Market Attachment, and ‘At-Risk’ Children.” Pp. 253-272 in Too Small to See, Too Big to Ignore: Child Health and Well-being in British Columbia, edited by Michael V. Hayes and Leslie Foster. Victoria: Western Geographical Press.

Michalski, Joseph H. 2001. “The Challenges of Resettlement among Male, Government-Assisted Iraqi Refugees in Canada.” Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation 2 (2): 207-226.

Mishna, Faye, Joseph H. Michalski, and Richard Cummings. 2001. “Camps as Social Work Interventions: Returning to Our Roots.”Social Work with Groups 24 (3/4): 153-172.

Michalski, Joseph H., Elizabeth Creighton, and Linda Jackson. 1999. “The Impact of Hospital Restructuring on Social Work Services: A Case Study of a Large, University-Affiliated Hospital in Canada.” Social Work in Health Care 30 (2): 1-26.

Alaggia, Ramona, Joseph H. Michalski, and Cathy Vine. 1999. “The Use of Peer Support for Parents and Youth Living with the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse: An Innovative Approach.” Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 8 (2): 57-75.

Michalski, Joseph H., and Mary Jean Wason. 1999. Family Transactions and Labour Market Attachment: An In-Depth Qualitative Study of Families in British Columbia. CPRN Study No. Fç07. Toronto: Canadian Policy Research Networks.

Michalski, Joseph H. 1999. Assets of Canadian Families, 1997: A National Survey of Clients Accessing Family Service Agencies. CPRN Study No. Fç06. Ottawa: Canadian Policy Research Networks.

Michalski, Joseph H. 1999. Values and Preferences for the “Best Policy Mix” for Canadian Children. CPRN Discussion Paper No. Fç05.  Ottawa: Canadian Policy Research Networks.