Wilson, Michael John

Learning and Teaching Centre, Macquarie University
Michael completed his PhD in 2012 at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. His thesis, 'Accumulating Resilience: an investigation of the migration and resettlement experiences of Sudanese young people in Western Sydney', explored the multi-dimensional phenomenon of resilience and related sociocultural concepts of hope, affect, belonging and resourcefulness. He is interested in questions of equity, social inclusion and cultural diversity in the lives of disadvantaged groups. 


  • Editorial
    To be or not to be resilient? That is no longer the question. For many years, being resilient or non-resilient, as it were, represented the dominant framework in resilience theory emerging out of the psychological sciences. As research into the elusive concept progressed, the theoretical and empirical emphasis shifted away from essentialising criteria and individualistic...Read more