Godfrey Baldacchino PhD (Warwick), BA (Gen.) PGCE (Malta), MA (The Hague) is Canada Research Chair in Island Studies and Full Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada. He is Founding Executive Editor of Island Studies Journal. He is also Visiting Professor to the Department of Sociology at the University of Malta, Malta and Chairman of the Board of its Centre for Labour Studies. He was also appointed Visiting Professor of Island Tourism at the Universita' di Corsica Pascal Poali, France, in 2012. He was Member and Chair of the Malta Board of Cooperatives (1994-2003) and core member of the Malta-European Union Steering & Action Committee (MEUSAC). In 2008-2010, he was Vice-President of the Prince Edward Island Association for Newcomers to Canada. In 2010, he was elected Vice-President of the International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA).
As Canada Research Chair in Island Studies at UPEI, Professor Baldacchino has advanced a critical, comparative and interdisciplinary agenda which includes the following research themes:
He also supports UPEI's Master of Arts Degree in Island Studies, where he teaches two of the core courses.
Other areas of interest include: brain rotation, immigration, labour relations, human resource management, adult education, worker empowerment and the development of cooperatives.
As of 2013, Prof. Baldacchino has
(co-)authored over 20 books, reports and monographs;
(co-) edited or guest edited another 23 and
has authored, since 1993, over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters.
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