2021 Congress Award Winners
2021 Illinois Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation Award
Burruel Stone, Theresa Amalia, Emplacing White Possessive Logics: Socializing Latinx Youth into Relations with Land, Community, and Success
Piotrowski, Marcelina, Subjectivity in the folds : education, media practices, and environmental activism amongst more-than-human pleats
Beavan, Katie, (Re)Writing Women in Organization: Portraits of Afflictions, Tales of Resistances, Hopes for Living Differently
Thomson, Jody, The toll of death and the liveliness of matter: Diffracting stories through the apparatus of art making
2021 Outstanding Qualitative Book Award
Edwards, E. B., & Esposito, J. (2020). Intersectional analysis as a method to analyze popular culture: Clarity in the matrix. Routledge.
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
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
Traditional: Jessica Polzer, University of Toronto
Experimental: Dalene M. Swanson, University of British Columbia
Traditional: Dixiane Hallaj, George Mason University
Experimental: Gurjit Sandhu, Queen’s University, Kingston
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
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
Traditional: Lfeoma Ann Amah, UCLA
Mixed-Methods: Sara B. Dykins Callahan, University of South Florida
Experimental: Mansha Mirza, University of Illinois at Chicago
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
Traditional and Mixed-Methods: Manijeh Badiee, University of
Honorable Mention: Mara Casey Tieken, Harvard University
Experimental: Hilary Hughes-Decatur, University of Georgia
Honorable Mention: Susan Naomi Nordstrom, University of Georgia
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
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
Traditional: Chaunetta Jones, Rutgers University
Experimental: Graham Lea, University of British Columbia
Honorable Mention: Category A: Experimental: Lisa Armitage, University of Western Sydney
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
Traditional: Erin Parke, University of South Florida.
Shuning Liu, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Experimental: Dominique C. Hill, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Traditional: Jennifer James
Experimental: Nancy Emilce Carvajal Medina
Traditional: Pengfei Zhao
Traditional, Honorable Mention: Brynn Adamson
Experimental: Tanja Burkhard
Experimental, Honorable mention: Julia C. Persky
Traditional: Na Ri Shin
Experimental: Maureen Flint
Special Career Award in Qualitative Inquiry for dedication and contributions to qualitative research, teaching, and practice
Harry F. Wolcott, University of Oregon
Robert Stake, University of Illinois, Mitch Allen
Olivia Inés Sanhueza Alvardo
Landmark Achievement Award
Howard S. Becker
Stacy Holman Jones & Cesar Cisneros Puebla
Lifetime Achievement Award in Qualitative Inquiry for dedication and contributions to qualitative research, teaching, and practice
Norman K. Denzin
Yvonna S. Lincoln
Janice M. Morse
Arthur P. Bochner
Ronald J. Pelias
Outstanding Qualitative Book Award
Carolyn Ellis. (2009) Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections on Life and Work. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
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.
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.
Viv Martin, (2010) Developing a narrative approach to healthcare research. Oxford, UK: Radcliffe.
Celine-Marie Pascale. (2011) Cartographies of Knowledge: Exploring Qualitative Methodologies. Sage Publications.
Andrea Dyrness. (2011) Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education. University of Minnesota Press.
Donna West. (2012) Signs of hope: Deafhearing family life. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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.
Robin Boylorn. (2013) Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resistance. New York, Peter Lang.
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.
Arthur Bochner. (2014) Coming to Narrative: A Personal History of Paradigm Change in the Human Sciences. Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press.
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.
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.
K. Bhattatharya, & N. K. Gillen (2016). Power, Race, and Higher Education A Cross-Cultural Parallel Narrative. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Tami Spry (2016). Autoethnography and the Other: Unsettling Power Through Utopian Performatives. New York: Routledge.
Anderson, P. (2017). Autobiography of a disease. New York & London: Routledge.
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.
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.
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.
Wyatt, J. (2019). Therapy, stand-up, and the gesture of writing. New York & London: Routledge.
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
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.
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.
João Amado. (2014). Manual de Investigação Qualitativa em Educação (Handbook of Qualitative Inquiry in Education). Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press
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
Elizabeth Fast, PhD, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Youth Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Outstanding Indigenous Graduate Student Scholar Award
Mariel Belanger, MFA Candidate Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Doctoral Graduate Student Award
Masters Graduate Student Award