Past Award Winners

2021 Congress Award Winners

2021 Illinois Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation Award

Traditional category:

Burruel Stone, Theresa Amalia, Emplacing White Possessive Logics: Socializing Latinx Youth into Relations with Land, Community, and Success

Honorable mention:

Piotrowski, Marcelina, Subjectivity in the folds : education, media practices, and environmental activism amongst more-than-human pleats

Experimental category:

Beavan, Katie, (Re)Writing Women in Organization: Portraits of Afflictions, Tales of Resistances, Hopes for Living Differently

Honorable mention:

Thomson, Jody, The toll of death and the liveliness of matter: Diffracting stories through the apparatus of art making

2021 Outstanding Qualitative Book Award

Winner:

Edwards, E. B., & Esposito, J. (2020). Intersectional analysis as a method to analyze popular culture: Clarity in the matrix. Routledge.

Honorable mention:

Faulkner, S. L. (2020). Poetic inquiry: Craft, method and practice (2nd ed.). Routledge.

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award in Qualitative Inquiry for dedication and contributions to qualitative research, teaching, and practice

John M. Johnson

2021 Outstanding Indigenous Scholar/Researcher Award

Early Career: Jillian Fish, Lana Ray, Jennifer Markides

 2021 Outstanding Indigenous Graduate Student Scholar Award

Doctoral Graduate Student Award

Danielle Bird

Past Congresses

5-7 May 2005

Qualitative Inquiry in a Time of Global Uncertainty

Keynotes: Janice Morse, Linda Tuhiwai Smith

4-6 May 2006

Ethics, Politics, and Human Subject Research

Keynotes: Marie Battiste, Michelle Fine

2-5 May 2007

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Evidence

Keynotes: Julianne Cheek, D. Soyini Madison

14-17 May 2008

Ethics, Evidence, and Social Justice

Keynotes: Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ian Stronach

20-23 May 2009

Advancing Human Rights Through Qualitative Research

Keynotes: Antjie Krog, Frederick Erickson

26-29 May 2010

Qualitative Inquiry For a Global Community in Crisis

Keynotes: Cynthia B. Dillard, Isamu Ito

18-21 May 2011

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Advocacy

Keynotes: Michal Krumer-Nevo, John H. Stanfield, II

16-19 May 2012

Qualitative Inquiry as a Global Endeavour

Keynotes: Sarah Delamont, Paul Atkinson

15-18 May 2013

Qualitative Inquiry Outside the Academy

Keynotes: Laurel Richardson, Russell Bishop

21-24 May 2014

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research

Keynotes: Uwe Flick, Patti Lather

20-23 May 2015

Constructing a New Critical Qualitative Inquiry

Keynotes: Margaret Kovach, Kathy Charmaz

18-21 May 2016

Qualitative Inquiry in Neoliberal Times

Keynotes: Maggie MacLure, Johnny Saldaña

17-20 May 2017

Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere

Keynotes: Susan Finley, Graham Hingangaroa Smith

16-19 May 2018

Qualitative Inquiry in Troubled Times

Keynotes: Bronwyn Davies, Karen M. Staller

15-18 May 2019

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Resistance

Keynotes: Elizabeth St.Pierre, Aitor Gómez González

Illinois Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation Award Winners

2006

Traditional: Jessica Polzer, University of Toronto

Experimental: Dalene M. Swanson, University of British Columbia

2007

Traditional: Dixiane Hallaj, George Mason University

Experimental: Gurjit Sandhu, Queen’s University, Kingston

2008

Traditional: Mariana Cavalcanti Rocha dos Santos, University of Chicago

Experimental: Nicole Defenbaugh, Southern Illinois University

Honorable Mention: Aisha Durham, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2009

Traditional: Carrie Friese, University of California, San Francisco

Honorable Mention: Chad William Timm, Iowa State University

Experimental: Robin Boylorn, University of South Florida

Honorable Mention: Samuel P. L. Veissière, McGill University 

Ken Gale and Jonathan Wyatt, University of Bristol

2010

Traditional: Lfeoma Ann Amah, UCLA

Mixed-Methods: Sara B. Dykins Callahan, University of South Florida

Experimental: Mansha Mirza, University of Illinois at Chicago

2011

Traditional: Sharalyn Jordan

Honorable Mention: Toni Shorter Smith, Ohio State University

Experimental: Kristia Bruce Amatucci, University of Georgia

Honorable Mention: Tony Adams, University of South Florida

2012

Traditional and Mixed-Methods: Manijeh Badiee, University of 

Nebraska 

Honorable Mention: Mara Casey Tieken, Harvard University

Experimental: Hilary Hughes-Decatur, University of Georgia 

Honorable Mention: Susan Naomi Nordstrom, University of Georgia

2013

Traditional: Ellen Block, University of Michigan

Honorable Mention: Michele K. Donnelly, McMaster University; Randall F. Clemens, University of Southern California Experimental: Rebecca Mercado Thornton, Ohio University

Honorable Mention: Jennifer Self, University of Washington; Gina Paese, St. John’s University

2014

Traditional: Urmitapa Dutta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Honorable Mentions: Brenda McPhail, University of Toronto

Experimental: Geo Takach, University of Calgary

Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Cone, Columbia University

2015

Traditional: Chaunetta Jones, Rutgers University

Experimental: Graham Lea, University of British Columbia

Honorable Mention: Category A: Experimental: Lisa Armitage, University of Western Sydney

2016

Traditional: Uchenna Baker, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

Honorable Mention: Amanda Tachine, Arizona State University

Experimental (co-winners): David Bright, University of Queensland; Rachel Liebert, City of University of New York

2017

Traditional: Erin Parke, University of South Florida.

Shuning Liu, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Experimental: Dominique C. Hill, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

2018

Traditional: Jennifer James

Experimental: Nancy Emilce Carvajal Medina

2019

Traditional: Pengfei Zhao

Traditional, Honorable Mention: Brynn Adamson

Experimental: Tanja Burkhard

Experimental, Honorable mention: Julia C. Persky

2020

Traditional: Na Ri Shin

Experimental: Maureen Flint

Special Career Award in Qualitative Inquiry for dedication and contributions to qualitative research, teaching, and practice

2010

Harry F. Wolcott, University of Oregon

2011

Robert Stake, University of Illinois, Mitch Allen

2015

Patricia Leavy

Olivia Inés Sanhueza Alvardo

Landmark Achievement Award

2019

Howard S. Becker

2020

Stacy Holman Jones & Cesar Cisneros Puebla

Lifetime Achievement Award in Qualitative Inquiry for dedication and contributions to qualitative research, teaching, and practice

2009

Norman K. Denzin

2010

Yvonna S. Lincoln

2011

Janice M. Morse

2012 

Carolyn Ellis

2013

Laurel Richardson

2014

Judith Preissle

2015

Patti Lather

2016

Arthur P. Bochner

2017

Ronald J. Pelias

2018

Kathy Charmaz

2019

Uwe Flick

2020

Kim Etherington

Outstanding Qualitative Book Award

2010 

Carolyn Ellis. (2009) Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections on Life and Work. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. 

Honorable Mention: 

Mary L. Gray. (2009) Out in the country: Youth, media, and queer visibility in rural America. New York: New York University Press.

Pat Sikes and Heather Piper. (2010) Researching sex and lies in the classroom: Allegations of sexual misconduct in schools. New York and London: Routledge. 

2011

Co-Winners:

Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston (2010) Staging strife: Lessons from performing ethnography with Polish Roma women. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Marilyn Metta, (2010) Writing against, alongside and beyond memory: Lifewriting as reflexive, poststructuralist feminist research practice. New York: Peter Lang.

Honorable Mention:

Viv Martin, (2010) Developing a narrative approach to healthcare research. Oxford, UK: Radcliffe. 

2012 

Celine-Marie Pascale. (2011) Cartographies of Knowledge: Exploring Qualitative Methodologies. Sage Publications.

Honorable Mention:

Andrea Dyrness. (2011) Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education. University of Minnesota Press.

2013

Donna West. (2012) Signs of hope: Deafhearing family life. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Honorable Mention:

Mary M. Gergen, and Kenneth J. Gergen. (2012) Playing with purpose: Adventures in performative social science. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Martin Packer. (2011) The Science of qualitative research. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

2014

Robin Boylorn. (2013) Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resistance. New York, Peter Lang.

Honorable mention: 

Laurel Richardson. (2013) After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojurn. Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press.

Ricardo Castro-Salazar & Carl Bagley. (2012) Navigating Borders: Critical Race Theory Research and Counter History of Undocumented Americans. New York: Peter Lang.

2015

Arthur Bochner. (2014) Coming to Narrative: A Personal History of Paradigm Change in the Human Sciences. Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press.

Honorable Mention:

Kristine Munoz. (2014) Transcribing Silence: Culture, Relationships, and Communications. Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press.

Devika Chawla. (2014) Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition. New York, Fordham University Press.

Bronwyn Davies. (2014) Listening to Children: Being and Becoming. London, Routledge.

2016

Alisse Waterston. (2014) My Father’s Wars: Migration, Memory, and the Violence of a Century. NY: Routledge.

Jane Speedy. (2015). Staring at the Park: A Poetic Autoethnographic Inquiry. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

2017

K. Bhattatharya, & N. K. Gillen (2016). Power, Race, and Higher Education A Cross-Cultural Parallel Narrative. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Honorable Mention:

Tami Spry (2016). Autoethnography and the Other: Unsettling Power Through Utopian Performatives. New York: Routledge.

2018

Anderson, P. (2017). Autobiography of a disease. New York & London: Routledge.

Honorable mention:

de Rond, M. (2017). Doctors at war: Life and death in a field hospital. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Ellingson, L. L. (2017). Embodiment in qualitative research. New York & London: Routledge.

2019

Co-Winners: 

Denzin, N. (2018). Performance autoethnography: Critical pedagogy and the politics of culture. (2nd ed.). London & New York. Routledge. 

Ellis, Carolyn. (2018). Final Negotiations: A Story of Love, Loss, and Chronic Illness. (Revised & expanded ed.). Philadelphia, Rome & Tokyo: Temple University Press.

Honorable mention:

Bhatia, S. (2018). Decolonizing psychology: Globalization, social justice, and Indian youth identities. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gullion, J. S. (2018). Diffractive ethnography: Social sciences and the ontological turn. New York & London: Routledge.

2020

Winner:

Wyatt, J. (2019). Therapy, stand-up, and the gesture of writing. New York & London: Routledge.

Honarable mention:

Holman Jones, S., & Harris, A. M. (2019). Queering autoethnography. New York & London: Routledge.

Kuntz, A. M. (2019). Qualitative inquiry, cartography, and the promise of material change. London & New York: Routledge.

Richardson, L. (2019). Lone twin: A true story of loss and found. Leiden & Boston: Brill Sense.

Outstanding Book in Spanish or Portuguese

2012

Fernando Peñaranda Correa et al.(2011). Educación para la salud: una mirada alternativa al modelo biomédico. La praxis como fundamento de una educación dialógica. Medellín, Colombia: La Carreta Editores.

2014

Maria do Mar Pereira. ‘FazendoGénero no Recreio. A negociaçao do géneroemespaço escolar (Making Gender at playtime. Negotiating gender in school space.) Lisboa: Imprensa de CiênciasSociais, 2012.

2016

João Amado. (2014). Manual de Investigação Qualitativa em Educação (Handbook of Qualitative Inquiry in Education). Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press

2018

Ana Caetano. Pensar na vida. Biografias e reflexividade individual. Lisboa, Portugal: Editora Mundos Sociais – Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia. Instituto Universitario de Lisboa. First edition, 2016. 

Emerging Indigenous Research/Scholar Award

2018

Elizabeth Fast, PhD, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Youth Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2019

Robert Henry

Outstanding Indigenous Graduate Student Scholar Award

2018

Mariel Belanger, MFA Candidate Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

2019

Doctoral Graduate Student Award

Cherry Smiley

Masters Graduate Student Award

Brooke Deer