Maureen Flint, an Educational Research PhD Candidate, recently exhibited her work in a show at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa. Over the past academic year, Maureen has been involved in the Creative Campus Research Fellows Program, which has provided her with support and collaboration for her ongoing artful research projects. In the exhibition, she presented the materializations from her C(art)ographic Conjuctions project which explores the complex relationships that students have with our campus. Specifically, C(art)ographic Conjunctions is a digital humanities arts research project that explores students’ connection to and production of place in higher education. This project combined audio clips from student interviews, geo-tagged paths of guided walks, soundscapes of campus, photographs, and 360-degree video in an interactive digital assemblage to produce a more nuanced understanding of how students experience the place of campus. Congratulations to Maureen on her insightful and evocative work!
European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2019
Conference theme: ‘Qualitative Inquiry as Activism’
Wednesday 13 February – Friday 15 February
Pre-conference workshops: Tuesday 12 February
The Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry (CCRI) at the University of Edinburgh looks forward to welcoming qualitative scholars – students, researchers, artists, independent scholars – from across the globe to the 3rd European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. CCRI fosters qualitative research that is situated, positioned, context-sensitive, personal, experience-near, and embodied; research that embraces the performative and the aesthetic; research that engages with the political, the social, and the ethical; research that problematizes agency, autonomy, and representation; research that cherishes its relationship with theory, creating concepts as it goes; research that is dialogical and collaborative; and research that is explicit and curious about the inquiry process itself. Come and join us to extend, deepen, re-frame and challenge these propositions and to bring, create and generate new ones; propositions that are slow and urgent, generous and edgy, open and restless.
Let’s meet in February 2019. Tell others. Bring others. Bring students, fellow students, colleagues. Bring your energies, commitments, imaginations, creativities, and possibilities. Bring coats, hats, gloves, and scarves.
Bring your activism. Your work as activism. Let’s explore what ‘activism’ means, what it looks like, what it can do. You may not see yourself as ‘activist’ nor your work as ‘activism’: please come, please bring that.
For more information, visit the ECQI website: https://kuleuvencongres.be/ecqi2019/home
Qualitative Research Certificate student Jameka Hartley was recently accepted into the 2018 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute for Advanced Doctoral Students (IQRMI-ADS) taking place at The University of Texas at Austin on June 24-29. The Latino Research Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin is partnering with the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE) at the University of Maryland to provide advanced doctoral students a unique training opportunity. Through daily seminars, writing groups, and interactions with peer colleagues, IQRMI-ADS participants have the opportunity to apply their new skills to enhance their research design. More information on the institute can be found at: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/lri/training/index.php
Congratulations to Jameka!
Don’t miss out! Register today for the Division D Graduate Student Seminar in New York!
You’ve been focused on your doctoral program, but what’s next? Where do you go from here? What will that look like? The Graduate Student Seminar Committee is excited to announce an outstanding panel of scholars who will provide invaluable advice in the session "I Have a PhD... Now What? Advice for a Career in Measurement and Research Methodology." The session will take place on Friday, April 13, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the AERA Annual Meeting in New York, NY. Yes, it starts early, but breakfast is provided, not to mention a fabulous way to start the annual meeting – gathering with like-minded graduate students and talking with experts in the field.
The Division D Graduate Student Seminar will provide an extended opportunity for graduate students to interact with distinguished researchers on topics related to completing their degrees and moving into the job market, along with the knowledge and skills that will be needed for success in areas of quantitative and qualitative methodological research, application, and assessment in the future. Panelists will also be reading their own letters to their “professional younger selves” to reflect their advice to those beginning a career in this field, what they wish they would have known, the reassuring words that would have been helpful, and the unexpected occurrences that they could have better planned for (or not). The panelists' experience spans academic and applied settings, diverse methodological specialties, and various points in their career trajectories. The session will begin with a continental breakfast and include both large group discussions and focused small group roundtables. More details on the seminar are provided below.
To register for this session, provide your name, complete mailing address, and preferred email address at https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Z6XCbg5QhHpeBL
Registrants must be members of AERA Division D. The first 75 graduate students to register for and attend the Division D Graduate Student Seminar will receive a $100 contribution towards Conference expenses. (Session is free but registration is required for stipends; checks will be mailed to the addresses provided at the session after the conference.)
Many thanks to the Graduate Student Seminar committee members: Deborah Bandalos (James Madison University), Lietta M. Scott (Arizona Department of Education), Jason Immekus (University of Louisville), Daniel Wright (Aspire University), Henry Yoo (ETS), Sarah Ferguson (Rowan University), and Daniel Adams (University of Wisconsin-Madison) for your guidance and feedback in developing this session.
“I Have a PhD... Now What? Advice for a Career in Measurement and Research Methodology.” (Breakfast Meeting)
Friday, April 13th, 2018; 8AM – 11AM
Maureen Flint, a doctoral student in Educational Research, was featured in the most recent issue of the Qualitative Research SIG Newsletter. In the "New Member Spotlight," she discussed her dissertation work:
"My current research project explores the intersections of race and place in higher education through an arts-based inquiry that combines focus groups, map making, photography, and mobile interviews. This inquiry builds from higher education research which suggests that students of color experience the space of campus as consistently more hostile than their white peers and that college campuses are persistently (re)produced as white through everyday interactions and encounters. Methodologically guided by a spatial and material turn, I conceptualize the place of higher education as ever constructing, variating, and expanding, a collection of relations, intensities, and flows that connect, flatten, and fold back on one another. A consideration of space and materiality enfolds temporality on global and local scales, exploring how national movements and the history of place entangle in the present and future production of place. To explore this entanglement, I facilitate focus groups where students are invited to “draw, write, or visually describe the place of campus” to begin a discussion of perceptions, representations, and experiences on campus. These focus groups are followed by individual guided walks where I accompany a student on a walk around campus. During these walks, students are invited to take pictures as we talk about their encounters, memories, and experiences in place. The geo-tagged paths of these walks, our conversations, and photographs intersect, overlap, depart and contradict in multiple ways. My project seeks to combine these encounters into a cartography, a map that weaves student experiences, maps, and photographs along walking paths that intersect with the history of place. Through layered and multiple (re)presentations of place my research seeks a nuanced and multifaceted reading of how higher education is produced as raced, and in turn, suggest possibilities for interrupting, resisting, and making differently the place of higher education." (QR SIG Spring Newsletter)
Congratulations to Maureen!
The QR SIG Mentoring Committee is again offering the opportunity for its members to receive one-to-one guidance from established qualitative scholars as well as emerging scholars. The “Office Hours” program invites prospective mentees to sign up and meet with a mentor at the AERA meeting, during which time they can ask the mentor's advice about issues of methodology, theory, and/or negotiating the academy as a qualitative and/or post qualitative researcher.
The scholars listed below volunteered to host Office Hours at this year's AERA. These scholars are looking forward to meeting with you for 20-30 minutes to discuss issues pertaining to qualitative research and the academy.
Eric Archer, Western Michigan University
Lucy Bailey, Oklahoma State University
Kakali Bhattacharya, Kansas State University
Sarah Bridges-Rhoads, Georgia State University
Rebecca Christ, University of Missouri
Dana Christman, New Mexico State University
Melissa Freeman, University of Georgia
Kelly Guyotte, University of Alabama
Jori Hall, University of Georgia
Gabriel Huddleston, Texas Christian University
Valerie J. Janesick, University of South Florida
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Arizona State University
Candace Kuby, University of Missouri
Aaron Kuntz, University of Alabama
Ellyn Lyle, Yorkville University
Petra Munro Hendry, Louisiana State University
Anthony Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University
Kathy Roulston, University of Georgia
Jim Scheurich, Indiana University - Indianapolis
Richard Siegesmund, Northern Illinois University
Jeanine Staples, Pennsylvania State University
Marek Tesar, The University of Auckland
Jasmine Ulmer, Wayne State University
Mark Vagle, University of Minnesota
Jon M. Wargo, Boston College
Jennifer Wolgemuth, University of South Florida
Anyone is welcome to sign up, but space is limited and assignments will be made in the order requests are received. If you are interested, please send an email to Amanda Armstrong at email@example.com by Wednesday 28 February 2018. Please indicate which scholar(s) you would most like to meet and if you have any specific topics you would like to discuss with them. If you are unfamiliar with a scholar on the list, we encourage you to take this opportunity to look up their names and get familiar with how they conceptualize and enact qualitative and/or post qualitative research.
Once the scholar's hours are full, we will send an email connecting you and the scholar so that you can determine a time to meet that works with your AERA schedules.
We hope you take advantage of this opportunity -- the scholars are eager to meet and talk about qualitative research
TQR 10th Annual Conference
“Teaching and Learning Qualitative Research”
January 16-18, 2019
Anyone who has ever taught someone how to do qualitative research knows the challenges and joys in helping somebody to not only understand and appreciate these approaches to rigorous inquiry, but also to perform and critique the skills necessary to produce works of quality and distinction. The lessons we learn when we endeavor to teach are reflective gifts we need to share so others striving to instruct and to study qualitative research can benefit from our practice-based wisdom.
As students of qualitative research, we too gain valuable insights when we take a class, perform an exercise, and receive feedback. Be it the lessons we all learn conducting our first significant qualitative inquiry, comprehending a qualitative methodology we have never encountered, or discovering something new in our final day in the field, these first-hand experiences deserve to be heard and their teachings savored.
As qualitative researchers, we also learn something new every time we conceptualize a study, conduct an inquiry, and report our findings. As reviewers and authors, we likewise learn together as we co-construct articles in a reflective, didactic dance of writing, reviewing, revising, and re-writing. In this vein, we are all students of the craft, engaging in a life-long exploration of qualitative research knowledge and skills. At the tenth annual conference of The Qualitative Report (TQR), we invite you to share your lessons learned from practicing, teaching, and writing qualitative research.
In January 2019, we want you to help create a three-day learning community in South Florida by sharing your didactic stories: How do you teach qualitative research? What exercises work well in helping students master these skills? What learning technologies do you use? How should qualitative research degrees, certificate, curricula, and courses be organized to maximize effective learning? What innovations did you create to help you complete your first qualitative project? We want to hear these reflexive tales in your proposed papers, panels, and workshops so we all can learn lessons learned of qualitative research.
Please submit your presentation ideas and join us next January at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA for TQR2019! We will be accepting submissions starting in February. Over the next few weeks we will share more details about TQR2019 on the conference's web site: https://www.tqr2019.com/. As always, please let us know your questions and comments by sending us your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, posting to our Facebook page, or by tweeting us!
Call for Graduate Students: Sign up for AERA Division D Mentoring Session
Saturday April 14, 8:15 to 10:15 am
This year once again Division D of AERA will offer an opportunity for graduate students to engage in mentoring with established professionals in the field of research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods). The two-hour Mentoring Reception will involve discussions with mentors on different topics of interest to graduate students. This year’s topics include (but are not limited to): Getting your research funded; Dissertation Advice; Job Search (Academia, Research Firm, Industry, Government); Publishing and Getting Tenure; Quantitative Research (Measurement, Experimental Design, Policy Analysis); Qualitative Research (Methodology, Ethics, and Validity); Mixed Methodology; and much more! Our session lasts 2 hours, and includes food and drinks!! If you are a graduate student and member of Division D and interested in attending the reception, please complete the following survey for the Mentoring Committee. If you have questions please contact the chair, Shaun Dougherty (email@example.com) BEFORE 1 MARCH 2018. Space is limited so sign up early! Survey Here: https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekRxOL2Dzobnwkl
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