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

Call for proposals: 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology

The 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology will be held at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA on June 7th – 9th, 2020.  The CFP, along with more information about the event, can be found on our website at http://sqip.org/sqip-2020-annual-conference/ The deadline to submit proposals is January 31st, 2020. SQIP is … Continue reading Call for proposals: 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology

Towards racial equity in education

Vajra Watson’s (2018) book, Transformative schooling: Towards racial equity in education chronicles the work of the Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA), a unit established in the Oakland Unified School District in California in 2010. Watson, a white woman, was invited to evaluate the work of the office of AAMA, and spent five years … Continue reading Towards racial equity in education

Evidence and research in the social sciences

Much has been written in recent years concerning “evidence” and how researchers generate and use it in the social sciences – including numerous articles on “data” (Flick, 2018), the politics of evidence, and “evidence-based” research. In his book Evidence, sociologist Howard S. Becker (2017) pursues a problem that he first observed when he began his … Continue reading Evidence and research in the social sciences