Coalition for Critical Qualitative Inquiry

Coalition for Critical Qualitative Inquiry

Call for Presenters* and Co-Facilitators**

Contact either Gaile Cannella, [email protected] OR Mirka Koro, [email protected]

with a presenter abstract and/or to volunteer as a co-facilitator by January 15, 2024

(See Session info below for further information.)

Day in Critical Qualitative Inquiry: Wednesday, May 15, 2024


2024 THEME:

Critical Nonviolence as the Foundation for Critical Qualitative Inquiry

Consistent with the 2024 Congress theme “Qualitative Inquiry in the Present Tense: Writing a New History,” the Coalition for Critical Qualitative Inquiry (CCQI) for 2024 will focus on the broad theme of “critical nonviolence” as related to research and activism. As a present concern, violence has become both a dominant choice for solving problems and an often invisible and unquestioned result of human decisions and actions. Whether the use of violence to solve problems against individuals, wars perpetuated across groups and nations, or recent elimination of nonhuman species, along with the continued destruction of the earth, the need to understand and develop forms of nonviolence has never been more necessary than in the present tense.

In the 2023 session of CCQI, we explored the questions: What is meant by critical qualitative inquiries that increase possibilities for justice? AND How can critical research be reconceptualized in ways that are transformative toward increased justice? We insisted on making-kin with the past and present from within historical whispers that foster our becoming-with more just future. To apply these critical issues to our most important present conditions, we must now ask: What is meant by critical nonviolence? How can critical research and resultant actions be reconceptualized toward nonviolence and forms of thinking and being that counter violence? How to we listen to histories and form relations and kin in ways that result in nonviolent, just, and equitable futures? How do we include forms of life and materialities that are not labeled human in these nonviolent possibilities? In the 2024 Day in Critical Qualitative Inquiry, we hope to listen to each other, collaborate, form coalitions, and take actions as we struggle to address these questions.

The following sessions will be held during the day. We invite you to contact us so we can plan for your participation.

Session 1

The first session will be research papers related to the definition of critical nonviolence and nonviolent research (as applied to human beings, life and/or materiality, and/or the environment) or specific research studies that directly address the issue of critical nonviolence. Researchers are also encouraged to place the justice-oriented work of Norman Denzin at the forefront when applicable.  We encourage those with time and interest to submit a proposal to the SIG. Proposal abstracts for 12-15 minute presentations will be accepted until January 15, 2014.*

Session 2

The second session will contain papers presented by invited scholars chosen by the steering committee with specific expertise in research that counters violence that targets particular life forms and materialities or conditions. These papers and the resultant discussions will include critical nonviolence as related to the environment, human beings, animals and life beyond the human, silenced/ignored materialities, and peace studies.

Session 3

The third session is an interactive and collaborative session which is shaped by the day’s earlier sessions focusing on critical non-violence and critical non-violent practices. During the earlier sessions SIG Co-Facilitators will write down questions that were not addressed in depth during the session themselves. The questions can be generated by the presenters and audience members. At the beginning of the third session, these questions will be shared with all participants who can also add their thoughts and preferences to the proposed questions via stickynotes. Most popular questions will be used to form collaborative working groups. Each group will discuss the question(s) and develop action steps and processes to address the issue collectively to begin implementation during the afternoon. Each working group will include members of SIG Co-Facilitators.

All conference attendees are welcome to take part in the entire CCQI SIG day. This third session is therefore entirely interactive and will function as a working group. If you would like to appear in the program as one of the Co-Facilitators for this third session, please contact us by January 15, 2024 so you can be listed in the program and plan to attend the entire day’s activities.** You may use this Co-Facilitator role as a justification for arriving early to the conference.

Session 4

As in the past, CCQI will plan an extensive directly related special publication. All who have attended the Wednesday activities and would like to contribute to the publication are invited to attend.

Steering Committee:

Gaile S. Cannella, Independent Scholar, [email protected]

Donald R. Collins, Prairie View A&M University, [email protected]

Mirka Koro, Arizona State University,  [email protected]

Aaron Kuntz, Florida International University, [email protected]

Penny Pasque, Ohio State University,  [email protected]