Qualitative podcasts series: Qualitative conversations

The Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is an active group that has developed a podcast series, Qualitative Conversations, in which researchers talk about their work. This series is free and open to non-members and  has already attracted hundreds of listeners for each episode. Qualitative Conversations is currently ranked as the #22 podcast in the education category, and #484 overall across the podcast charts.

The podcasts are available at this URL: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/aeraqrsig

Scholars who you will find in the podcast series to date include:

Kakali Bhattacharya (College of Education, Kansas State University) discussing critical qualitative methodologies with critical theoretical frameworks

Payal Shah (Department of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina) discussing participatory and critical methodologies in relationship to research on schools and schooling.

Sebastian Karcher (Syracuse University) with SIG Chair, Jessica Lester (Indiana University) discussing resources available through Syracuse University’s Qualitative Data Repository (QDR). Dr. Sebastian Karcher is the QDR Associate Director.

Jeanine Staples (Language & Literacy Education and African American Studies at Penn State University). Dr. Staples is the author of The Revelations of Asher: Toward Supreme Love in Self. This podcast is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event.

Emma Rowe (School of Education, Deakin University, Australia) discussing innovative methodologies, urban school choice, and the role of geography in qualitative education research.

Lisa Mazzei (Educational studies, University of Oregon), co-author of Thinking with Theory in Qualitative Research: Viewing Data Across Multiple Perspectives, discussing thinking with theory.

Jasmine Ulmer (College of Education, Wayne State University) discussing critical qualitative inquiry and place-based methodologies.

For those who would like to submit a proposal to present in the Qualitative Research SIG’s program at the 2019 AERA conference in Toronto, Canada,  there is still time to do so. Click here for details.

If you would like to learn more about the SIG, information is found here. Direct links to the podcasts listed above are found on this page.


Kathy Roulston


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