Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
School of Social Work
Wayne State University
Michael Kral is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, Wayne State University. He has taught at the universities of Manitoba. Windsor, Yale, and Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a clinical-community-cultural psychologist and medical anthropologist. His work has been community-based participatory action research with Indigenous communities, for the last 20 years with Inuit in Nunavut Canada. He has studied suicide, suicide prevention, culture change and colonialism, kinship, and youth resilience with Inuit. He has co-edited the books Suicide in Canada and About Psychology: Essays at the Crossroads of History, Theory and Philosophy, is co-editing the book Critical Suicidology, and is writing a book called Return of the Sun: Suicide and Social Transformation among Inuit in Arctic Canada. Michael is a Fellow of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, American Psychological Association and received a teaching award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was the Julian Rappaport Professorial Scholar.