Professor Michael Macaluso



Affiliate Professor
2165 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-2871

[email protected]



Western Michigan University
PhD Sociology

Recent Publications

Macaluso, M. (2021). The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service and the Politics of Art. Journal of African American Studies, 25(4), 534-558.

Current Research

Revolutionary art of the Black Panther Party and Environmental Sociology


Theory, Social Movement Theory, Race and Ethnicity, and Environmental Racism

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Environmental Sociology
Qualitative Methods
American Media and Culture
Sociology of the Family
Social Psychology


Professor Macaluso is a native of Grand Rapids, a United States Air Force Veteran, and a former GVSU graduate with an interest from local to global.  He is the faculty representative for the Michigan Sociological Association, the GVSU Sociology Club, and the Alpha Kappa Delta honor society. 

Currently, he serves as Vice President on the board of the Beaver Island Music Festival.  He serves as Secretary of the board of Sacred Heart Society of St. Isidore's. Finally, he is the chair for the Michigan Sociological Association’s fall conference at GVSU “Human Rights in Action and Advocacy from Indigenous to Global Perspectives”:

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