Call for proposals: Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education

Special Issue: Foucault and Contemporary Theory in Higher Education: New approaches, theories, and conditions of possibility. Editors: Francesca Peruzzo and Aaron Kuntz  The idea behind this special issue is to expand Foucault's analytical toolbox, intersecting new epistemological and analytical approaches to explore and problematize the current situation of higher education. The special issue aims to make visible experiences, methods, practices, … Continue reading Call for proposals: Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education

Call for proposals: Southeast Philosophy of Education Society, 2023

We are excited to invite you to participate in-person in the annual meeting of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society (SEPES) in Chattanooga, TN February 2-4, 2023! SEPES has a long tradition of providing a friendly forum for dialogue and the exchange of philosophical ideas related to a broad variety of educational topics. We welcome … Continue reading Call for proposals: Southeast Philosophy of Education Society, 2023

Mentoring in qualitative research

One thing I’ve observed about the qualitative inquiry community is that there is a wealth of ideas that challenge and extend our thinking and introduce us to creative approaches to applying theoretical concepts. In their edited volume, Philosophical Mentoring in Qualitative Research: Collaborating and Inquiring Together (Guyotte & Wolgemuth, 2022), Kelly Guyotte (University of Alabama) … Continue reading Mentoring in qualitative research

Poetic autoethnography

“The power of autoethnography,” writes Ron Pelias (2021), lies in its ability as a “method for maneuvering your way through” (p. 100). In his book Lessons on aging and dying: A poetic autoethnography, published in the Writing lives: Ethnographic narrative series by Routledge, Pelias maneuvers through the complexities and uneasiness of aging and facing death. … Continue reading Poetic autoethnography

Learning to be a better writer

William Germano’s (2021) book, “On revision: The only writing that counts” is a wonderful addition to an academic writer's library. In seven chapters, Germano advises writers on how to think about “revision”—the process by which we all some of us many of us struggle to make our writing clearer and develop stronger arguments. For anyone … Continue reading Learning to be a better writer

Visiting International Fellowship: University of Surrey

The Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, has a long-established Visiting International Fellowship (VIF) scheme which aims to develop links with international scholars who should be at least 5 years post-doctorate. The Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for scholars to collaborate with members of the Department, contribute to its academic … Continue reading Visiting International Fellowship: University of Surrey

Designing studies using walking interviews

For researchers exploring research questions to do with space, place, and people’s mobility and everyday routines, walking interviews can be a useful method. Although going along with participants during daily activities and asking them questions about activities and routines has long been part of an anthropologist’s toolkit, there has been a surge in interest and … Continue reading Designing studies using walking interviews

“Orwell’s Roses”: A Rhizomatic Journey

Writers outside higher education make use of the same methods used by qualitative researchers – those of participant observation, interviewing and document analysis. In her book Orwell’s Roses, Rebecca Solnit (2021) used these methods, along with a rhizomatic thought process (p. 125) to explore the connections emanating from author George Orwell’s mention of planting roses … Continue reading “Orwell’s Roses”: A Rhizomatic Journey

Asian Critical Race Theory as an Analytical Framework

This week's guest blogger is Ji Hyun Hong, who is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia in Language and Literacy Education. Ji Hyun is a transnational Korean who has been traveling back and forth between Korea and the United States since the age of seven. Her continued experiences with racism in the U.S … Continue reading Asian Critical Race Theory as an Analytical Framework