Dr Michael Mu is Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology. His ARC-DECRA ($418,489.94) is concerned with culture, class, and resilience. Michael has published five scholarly books and nearly 50 scholarly papers including journal articles and book chapters. Over the years, Michael has developed three areas of research expertise: building resilience in (im)migration and multicultural contexts; negotiating Chineseness in diasporic contexts; and developing teacher professionalism in inclusive education contexts. To grapple with the research problems emerging from the aforementioned three areas, Michael draws on theories of sociology of education (e.g., Bourdieu’s reflexive and relational sociology) as well as mixed methods and quantitative approaches (e.g., social network analysis, structural equation modelling, factor analysis, hierarchical linear regression, non-parametric test, meta-analysis, path analysis, process analysis, and Item Response Theory). Michael is the Coordinator of Research Master’s Programs in QUT’s Faculty of Education. He is also the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education; and reviews numerous scholarly journals. Michael was a school teacher, a lecturer at Beijing Normal University in China, and a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Calgary in Canada.
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