Personal narratives and performance pedagogy

Performance ethnography has been practiced and discussed by scholars who use a variety of ethnographic approaches to research, spanning ethnography, critical ethnography, and autoethnography (Denzin, 2018; Madison, 2005, 2008; Spry, 2016). In performance ethnographies, data from research studies are transformed into performances. Joni Jones (2002) outlines 6 principles underlying her approach to this work. These … Continue reading Personal narratives and performance pedagogy

Opportunities to learn about photovoice

Below, you'll find some information concerning a conference and workshop, and online courses on photovoice. Conference and workshop on Photovoice Where: Ball State University, Indiana  When: Workshop: June 4-5 and Conference: June 6, 2020.  The purpose of this conference is to bring together scholars currently engaged in better understanding and using the photovoice methodology to … Continue reading Opportunities to learn about photovoice

Call for proposals: History of Education Society 2020

2020 Annual Meeting Where: Baltimore, Maryland When: November 5-8, 2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Program Committee for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or nation, and especially proposals that cross cultures, periods, or national boundaries. The 2020 … Continue reading Call for proposals: History of Education Society 2020

Call for proposals: Critical Autoethnography 2020

Where: Brisbane, Australia When: 7-9th July 2020 “We need stories (and theories) that are just big enough to gather up the complexities and keep the edges open and greedy for surprising new and old connections” writes Haraway (2015, p. 160) and in 2020, the CAE conference is inspired by Haraway’s catch cry “We are all … Continue reading Call for proposals: Critical Autoethnography 2020

Using screencasts to engage students of qualitative research

For those of you teach online, you know that it takes a good deal of work to create engaging screencasts that your students will enjoy watching. Creating a screencast is an assignment that I set for students in one of the courses I teach. I am always amazed by the creativity displayed in these screencasts. … Continue reading Using screencasts to engage students of qualitative research

Celebrating Zora Neale Hurston’s birthday

Since January 7 marked Zora Neale Hurston’s (1891-1960) birthday, this blog looks at one of her books. Hurston’s book, Barracoon: The story of the last "Black Cargo", tells the oral history of Cudjo Lewis as she recorded it in 1927. Zora Neale Hurston was a talented anthropologist, ethnographer, folklorist, filmmaker and novelist. Her first interview … Continue reading Celebrating Zora Neale Hurston’s birthday

Last call for proposals: ICQI 2020

There is still time to submit an abstract to present a poster, paper or panel at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in May 2019. Submissions for posters, papers, and panel sessions for the 16th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2020) will be accepted until 15 January 2020. You may … Continue reading Last call for proposals: ICQI 2020

10th Narrative Matters Conference – Atlanta, USA – May 11-14, 2020

Narrative and Social and Personal Transformation Stories are not static. A story is told - in a novel, a movie, a speech, or a conversation - and in the telling, and hearing, things happen. In some way, great or small and for better or worse, moods change, minds change, lives change. Narratives possess power to … Continue reading 10th Narrative Matters Conference – Atlanta, USA – May 11-14, 2020