ANNOUNCING: MAY 17, 2017
A WEDNESDAY DAY OF COLLABORATION with the Special Interest Group (SIG)
COALITION for CRITICAL QUALITATIVE INQUIRY (CCQI)
Topical Sessions and Business Meeting, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
All are invited to: (a) help plan or attend the entire Wednesday activities (topics listed below), and (b) submit papers to ICQI Thursday/Friday sessions sponsored by the SIG (see 2017 call for papers and participation on the ICQI website).
Purpose and History of the CCQI SIG:
For some time, researchers engaging in critical qualitative scholarship have called for the construction of a critical social science that challenges disciplinary boundaries and rethinks research as construct and practice. To some extent, the broad expanse of qualitative research as a field has accomplished this reconceptualization, especially with the extensive work of feminist, postcolonial, and poststructural scholars (to name just a few of the epistemological perspectives that address issues of power and equity). However, the contemporary imposition of neoliberal forms of knowledge and practice broadly, but especially within higher education, is an immediate threat to qualitative research of all types, and most importantly, to a construction of higher education that would facilitate diverse ways of being and challenge social and environmental injustice and oppression in any form. From within this neoliberal condition, critical work is of utmost importance. Additionally, as critical perspectives have brought to the forefront the anthropocentrism that dominates research, those concerned with the “more-than-human” hope to challenge all forms of injustice. The main purpose of the Critical Qualitative Inquiry SIG within ICQI is to construct a Coalition of individuals from a range of fields who systematically work together to:
- Expand visibility for existing critical work, as well as newly emerging, post-human inquiry (e.g. feminisms, subaltern studies, queer theory, critical pedagogy, counter colonial critique, new materialisms, post-anthropocentric inquiry);
- Increase and maintain critical qualitative inquiry as an avenue for equity and social justice across, outside, and challenges to, disciplines;
- Construct new diverse forms of critical qualitative inquiry, related forms of activism, and innovative methods for sharing that work; and
- Systematically support critical qualitative scholars in the changing climate that is higher education, especially under contemporary neoliberal conditions that include the privileging of academic conservativism.
Seession Topics for 2017 Based on 2016 Meeting Discussions:
Sharing Local Critical Work: Actions Where We Live (roundtable discussions)
(How to) Educating(e) Critical Public Researchers Across Disciplines (paper presentations)
Strategic Next Steps for Critical Qualitative Scholars (panel discussion)
Contact the following if you have ideas for the topics and/or would like to assist in planning: Gaile S. Cannella firstname.lastname@example.org
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg email@example.com
Mathias Urban firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE COMPLETE LISTING IN 2017 CONGRESS PROGRAM, AND PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THE ABOVE WEDNESDAY. SEE YOU IN MAY, 2017!!!