Dr Michael Briguglio is a dad, sociologist and drummer from Malta.
He has a doctorate in sociology and is a senior lecturer within the Department of Sociology at the University of Malta. His main research interests are social movements, politics, protest, civil society, the environment, maritime, social policy, and small states, and has published several scholarly contributions on each.
Briguglio is a board member of Research Network 25 – Social Movements of the European Sociological Association, and a convenor of the Works in Progress Seminar Series at the University of Malta. He is a founding member of the Malta Sociological Association where he currently serves as Public Relations Officer; and is also a member of the European Sociological Association; International Sociological Association; Association for the Study of Protest and Social Movements; Political Studies Association; International Association for Impact Assessment; and International Political Science Association.
Dr. Briguglio is currently an op-ed columnist with The Malta Independent and has previously been active in numerous civil society and political campaigns and roles. He is an established drummer in the Malta metal and rock scene, releasing various recordings and playing live in various concerts.