Tips for getting started (and finishing) a new writing project

So you have a new writing project that you need to complete. While you have the assigned topic, you just can’t seem to get started.  This is certainly something I encounter. After I have completed any combination of the following procrastinatory activities: Get my favorite beverage accompanied by a snack; Tidy my desk-top and office … Continue reading Tips for getting started (and finishing) a new writing project

Writing as a social practice

Writing is a task that is usually thought of as a solitary practice. One need only go to a coffee shop in a university town to see individuals hunched over laptops reading and writing to observe some of the work that goes into completion of the numerous term papers, theses and dissertations completed each year … Continue reading Writing as a social practice

Call for abstracts: Autoethnography

Book 1: Autoethnographies of Doctoral Students in the United StatesBook 2: Autoethnographies of International Doctoral Students in the United StatesEditors:Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, Ethan Tính Trịnh, and Bedrettin Yazan – Book 1Ethan Tính Trịnh, Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, and Bedrettin Yazan – Book 2 Note: These edited volumes are under contract with Brill|Sense These edited … Continue reading Call for abstracts: Autoethnography

Remembering Kathy Charmaz

Kathy Charmaz (1939-2020), who died this past July, is well-known for her prolific publications on constructivist grounded theory as well as her research on chronic illness. She will be greatly missed by the qualitative research community. Over the years I have used many of her chapters and texts in teaching, and I have no doubt … Continue reading Remembering Kathy Charmaz

Examining the transition from “womb to world”

In his book, Phenomenology of the new born: Life from womb to world, Michael van Manen (2019) guides readers through an exploration of the experiences of newborn infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As a specialist in neonatal-perinatal medicine in Canada, van Manen brings together in this book the skills and knowledge of … Continue reading Examining the transition from “womb to world”

Peer Review Week 2020

This week is Peer Review Week. This year’s theme is “Trust in peer review.” As I’ve been thinking about “trust” in relation to peer review this week, I’ve been reminded that those involved in the work of peer review (journal editors, authors, and reviewers) are deeply bound by trust. By this I mean, all place … Continue reading Peer Review Week 2020