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Professor Mike Michael

Professor (Anthropology and Sociology)

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Mike Michael is a sociologist of science and technology. He joined SPA in 2017, having previously worked at Lancaster University, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the University of Sydney.  His research interests have included: the relation of everyday life to technoscience; biotechnological and biomedical innovation and culture; the public understanding of/engagement with science; and process methodology. His teaching has covered such areas as social theory, microsociology, environmental sociology, science and society, animals and society, sociologies of everyday life, and qualitative methodology. 

 

Research interests

Mike Michael is a sociologist of science and technology. His research interests have included: the relation of everyday life to technoscience; biotechnological and biomedical innovation and culture; the public understanding of/engagement with science; and process methodology. Recent projects have addressed the complexities of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis clinical trials (with Marsha Rosengarten), the interdisciplinary use of sociological and speculative design techniques to engage with energy demand reduction (with Bill Gaver and Jennifer Gabrys). His current research explores the role of aesthetics  and affect in the co-emergence of technologies and publics, and the development of speculative methods. He is also working with Deborah Lupton on the project 'Living with Personal Data', funded by the Australian Research Council. 

 

Research supervision

 Mike Michael has successfully supervised over 30 PhD students. He has supervised studies on numerous topics ranging from institutional design processes to dog hip dysplasia, from risk and masculinity to the identification of distinctly Scottish species, and from xenotransplantation and biobanking to the spatialities of Everton F.C. He is happy to consider students with an interest in any of the following fields: science and technology studies; environmental sociology; animals and society; sociologies of everyday life; design and sociology; and process methodological innovation. 

Research students

 Current PhD Students: Tridibesh Dey; Benji Juarez; Kris Hill; Lexie Onofrei. 

 

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