International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry


You can download the Official Program and abstracts of the Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

The Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place May 21-24, 2014     at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The theme of this year’s congress is  “Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research”

The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014. The 10th Congress will be built around the changes that have occurred in the field of qualitative inquiry in the decade since the Congress was launched as an alternative site for collaboration and discourse. The 2014 Congress will offer delegates an opportunity to assess the major changes that have taken place over the last decade. What might the Congress, and indeed the broader landscape of qualitative inquiry, look like in another decade? What should our mandate be for the next decade? What have we learned? Where do we go next?

Delegates are invited to submit proposals for panels and sessions that address these and other pressing questions concerning the politics of research (e.g., IRBs, grant funding, publishing, promotion and tenure, life in the corporate university, etc.). Delegates are also invited to address the events surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Congress itself, its history, and its future.

The 2014 Congress will offer scholars the opportunity to explore a decade of change, while foregrounding qualitative inquiry as a shared, global endeavor. Panels, workshops and sessions will take up the politics of research. Delegates will be able to form coalitions,  to engage in debate  on how qualitative research can be used to advance the causes of social justice, while addressing racial, ethnic, gender and environmental disparities in education, welfare and healthcare.

As in previous congresses, sessions will take up such topics as: the politics of evidence, right and left pole epistemologies, the meanings and uses of data, new models of science, new analytics of analysis and representation,  the ethics  of inquiry, public policy discourse, tenure, publishing,  advocacy, partisanship,  decolonizing  inquiry. Contributors are invited to experiment with traditional and new methodologies, with new presentational formats (ethnodrama, performance, poetry, autoethnography, fiction).  Such work will offer guidelines and exemplars concerning advocacy, inquiry and social justice concerns.


Congress Activities

Wednesday May 21

Special Interest Groups: SIG in Spanish and Portuguese, SIG in Turkish, SIG in Critical and Poststructural Psychology, SIG in Indigenous Inquiries, SIG in Critical Qualitative Inquiry, SIG in Art-Based Research.


Thursday May 22

Workshops 8:30-11:30 am and 12:30–3:30pm

A day of Color

3:00-5 pm Poster Sessions

3:30-5 pm: Collaborating Sites Network Reception/Poster Sessions

4-5 pm: Book Signing (Pine Lounge)

5:30–7pm: Congress Director Welcoming remarks and keynotes

7–9 pm: Opening Midwest BBQ


Friday May 23

General congress sessions 8:00-5:20pm

5:30-6:30: Plenary Performance


Saturday May 24

General congress sessions 8:00-5:20pm

Award ceremony 5:30 -6:30

7-9pm:  Old-fashioned Midwest Cookout


Publisher’s Exhibit (Pine Lounge)

Wednesday 12-5:00
thursday 9:00-5:00
Friday: 9:00-5:00
Saturday: 9:00-12:00

Please use the navigation menu for more information on the keynotes, workshops, Special Interest Groups (SIGS)


Qualitative Methodology: The Work of Thought and the Politics of Research

Patti Lather, Ohio State University

This talk will address the ontological turn in qualitative research as a moment in the fieldwork in philosophy that i have been developing. Shiftingfrom objects to assemblages and from proliferating and competing methodologies to metamethod across paradigms, I will unpack a variety of exemplars that attempt such practices. What kind of researcher gets produced? What kind oftraining is called for? Just “saying no” to the dominant repositivization, what theoretical practices and research imaginaries are possible in what might be termed post-qualitative inquiry?


Qualitative Data Analysis 2.0: Developments, Trends, Challenges

Uwe Flick, Free University Berlin, Germany

As the history of the now 10 congresses and the much longer history of qualitative research in general demonstrate, qualitative research has come of age. Qualitative data analysis is at the core of qualitative research. Whatever the data are, their analysis, in a decisive way, forms the outcomes of the research. Qualitative research is in a permanent process of proliferation. The proliferation of qualitative data analysis is discussed along a number of axes: Historic developments and geographic differences are juxtaposed. Research projects can be based on producing newdata or on using existing, naturally occurring data. The major approach to analyzing data can either be to reduce the volume and the complexity of thedata or to expand the existing material by writing new texts consisting of interpretations about it. Another axis through the field is linked to the tension between formalization and intuition in the analysis. Some new trends and developments in the field will be outlined. Here, new types of data, a trend to visualization and developments on the level of technological support for doing the analysis are discussed. Qualitative research is confronted with new challenges – how to make data available for re- and meta-analysis, what do the calls for relevance and implementation mean in this context? How to define and demonstrate the quality of qualitative data analysis? And what are the ethical issues around qualitative data analysis? In this talk, a provisional appraisal will be outlined – of where we come from, where we stand, what the challenges are we face as qualitative researchers and where we will go from here.


Plenary Performance

 “MeSo Mestizo”

Performer: David Hanley-Tejeda

Friday May 23: 5:30-6:30, Ballroom C/South Lounge, Illini Union

School Affiliation: St. Cloud State University

This solo-performance examines my regionalized racial identity-in-context. Using vernacular and performance poetry, I theorize how region affects my biracial White-Latino identity. I deploy performance poetry to find hope-in-context to story through my whiteness, to embrace my full Mestizo, brown, and biracial selves.



Morning Session 8:30 AM -11:30 AM

1. Kerry Freedman and Richard SiegesmundWorkshop Title: Creating and analyzing the Visual in ResearchUnderstanding the visual image in qualitative research has become increasingly complex. Images are not just texts. Images, whether constructed or captured, demand analytical strategies and lenses for viewing that are specific to visual qualities.In social science, the visual has centered on images — either still or moving– recorded by a camera. Traditionally, these images have been used as data that allegedly record a world as it is. However, all images are made. The researcher actively negotiates inclusion and exclusion of data. Furthermore, newer methods of visual researcher invite collusion with participants. Here, the visual veers from any pretense of serving as a record of the world as it , and in its place records the world, or worlds, the researcher and participants choose to associate with. These are worlds of fiction–where participants make the reality that they wish to live in. In these new visual environments, time-based work assumes greater importanceRecent methodologies of arts-based research have opened research in the visual to an array of media beyond photography. For example, the researcher may rip and juxtapose images into metaphors. The researcher may manipulate visual materials– such as paint, clay, or fiber– to create objects that become objects of analysis or representation of analysis. These will be discussed, as will methods for interpreting video.This workshop, led by professors of art education, will examine creation and analysis of the visual image in qualitative research. We explore different strategies, developed in the discipline of art education, for talking productively about images. Participants are urged to bring visual data that they have made or collected as a part of their own research interests and we will explore methods of interpretation and forms of artistic perception for framing visual data collection.

2. Greg Dimitriadis & George KamberelisWorkshop Title: The Critical Use of Focus GroupsIn this workshop, we will explore focus groups as productive sites for developing rich understandings of social phenomena, for engaging in pedagogy and reflection, and for doing political work. These related activities are all central to conducting research in what Denzin and Lincoln have called the eighth moment of qualitative inquiry.Basically, focus groups are collective conversations or group interviews. They can be small or large, directed or non-directed. Focus groups have been used for a wide range of purposes over the past century or so. The U.S. military (e.g., Merton), multi-national corporations, Marxist revolutionaries (e.g., Freire), literacy activists (e.g., Kozol), and three waves of radical feminist scholar-activists, among others, have all used focus groups to help advance their concerns and causes. We will discuss these conceptual issues as well as related strategies for conducting rich focus group sessions.Our workshop will begin with a discussion of the nature and function of focus groups, along with our concerns about their fate in conservative social and political times. Next, we will present a brief history of focus group research from its beginnings in media effects research during WWII, through its popular use in various social movements, and to its current explosive dispersion across many disciplines and for many purposes. Finally, we will discuss how we have used focus groups strategically in several of our own research projects. This discussion will include topics such as: how to recruit participants; how to choose spaces for hosting collective conversations; how to develop and use leading questions; how to follow up on key themes developed by group members; how and when to manage groups; and how to listen for “subtexts” that emerge from focus group discussions; and how interpret and deal with apparent “breakdowns” in group processes and understandings. These up close and personal examples of focus groups in action should help to illustrate their productive possibilities, their inherent dangers, and the many contingencies involved in focus group research.

3. Chris Poulos and Sarah Jane TracyWorkshop Title: Writing Qualitative Inquiry: Embracing the MysteryThis workshop focuses on the richness and mystery of qualitative research, with an emphasis on how to find your way through the morass of questions, experiences, events, data, and oddities that arise during the research process. We will work on 1) the craft of writing qualitative inquiry (finding the story in the data); 2) searching for relevance, richness, resonance, and reflexivity in your research; 3) seeking vigorous and intriguing ways to analyze/interpret your field notes, journals, interview transcripts, etc.; and 4) balancing structure and improvisation in the crafting of texts, performances, and other expressions of research. Ample time will be devoted to workshopping your written work.

4. Adele E. Clarke & Reiner KellerWorkshop Title: Mapping DiscoursesSituational Analysis (Sage, 2005), developed by Adele Clarke, offers powerful suggestions for moving grounded theory around the postmodern turn, drawing upon Foucault and others. One main strategy is integrating discourse analysis into GT-research. Situational Analysis proposes the use of positional maps in order to account for discourses as elements of situations, aspects often unattended to in American qualitative research. The sociology of knowledge approach to discourse (SKAD), developed by German sociologist Reiner Keller, is now available in English (Doing Discourse Research, Sage, 2012). Situated in the interpretative paradigm it draws on Berger & Luckmann’s sociology of knowledge and also includes Foucauldian concepts. SKAD’s theoretical basics, methodological reflections and methods of discourse research share common arguments with Situational Analysis while proposing tools like the analysis of interpretative schemes, classifications, structures of phenomena and others.The session will introduce the basics of both Situational Analysis and SKAD, concentrating on concrete tools and ways of doing research and mapping discourses.

5. Johnny SaldanaWorkshop Title: Coding Qualitative Data: Beyond Indexing and Toward InsightCoding is acknowledged as a classic qualitative data analytic method for investigating, through symbolic representation, core meanings of texts and visual materials. Most novices assign basic topic-driven nouns as codes to qualitative data, when richer and more nuanced coding methods can be applied to discern a participant’s motives, values system, emotions, and subjective experiences.This workshop will focus on intermediate methods of coding qualitative data, such as Emotion, Values, Dramaturgical, Versus, and Causation Coding (taken from Saldaña’s The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, 2nd ed., Sage Publications, 2013). These analytic methods and heuristics extend beyond mere topical indexing and categorization to explore the intricate processes and meanings of the case study, small group, and phenomenon.Participants should have an introductory knowledge of qualitative codes and coding to enter at an intermediate level of workshop content. Sample interview and document texts will be provided for individual and whole class “hard copy” analysis and discussion.

6. Ken Gale and Jonathan WyattWorkshop Title: ‘Between the two’: Using Deleuzian Thought in Collaborative Writing‘philosophy … involves creating concepts … that are always new’.
(Deleuze and Guattari, 1994: 5)Within the excitement and expectation of the crisis of representation it is not just philosophy that engages in the continuing processes of creative conceptualisation; we wish to argue that in all aspects of human subject research such processes of engagement are both inevitable and necessary. Further we would argue that Richardson’s inducement to use writing as a method of inquiry steers us headlong into exciting and productive conceptual and collaborative collusion with the ideas and approaches of Deleuze.This provides a sketch of our performative autoethnographic method in which, we would argue, the vulnerabilities which emerge in moving the self from the purely personal into the politically charged terrain of the collaborative creates what Denzin has referred to as the ‘sacred places’ in which exciting new possibilities for human subject research open up.The workshop is designed, therefore, to promote the use of a range of ‘figures’ found, conceptualised and illustrated in the work of Deleuze with a view to encouraging the workshop participants to employ these figures in practical engagement with and development of their own writing in collaborative contexts.Pre-workshop readingWill be distributed to provide some introduction and opportunity to:• critically reflect upon relevant aspects of Deleuzian philosophy,• initially consider how figures drawn from this philosophy might contribute to collaborative writing approaches• read some examples of collaborative writing that has made use of these figuresReference:
Deleuze G and Guattari F (1994) What is philosophy London Verso

7. Mitch Allen (Publisher, Left Coast Press, Inc.) & C. Deb Laughton (Publisher Guilford Publishing Company, Methodology & Statistics)Workshop Title: Publishing a Qualitative StudyThis workshop is designed to give the researcher guidance on how to publish a qualitative study. Taught by two of the leading publishers of qualitative books, you will learn how to think about your book or article as a publisher or journal editor would, how to sell them on your idea, and how to get the writing finished. Using instruction, brief exercises, and group discussion, you will be given strategies for approaching and convincing a publisher to publish your book, ways to make your article attractive to editors, and concrete steps for finishing that half-done study on your computer. Bring your book or article idea to be discussed.
8. Sharlene Hesse-Biber and Ron ChenailWorkshop Title: Mixed Methods Research and the Next Generation Qualitative on-line Research Tools—Mobile Technologies, Research Apps and the Rise of “Big Data.”This workshop provides a social transformational approach to research geared to those researchers working outside and within the academy who would like to learn more about how to integrate emergent methods and new technologies into their research in order to better address complex and critical social problems and issues. This workshop is especially useful to those working in highly turbulent environments where there is a need for a rapid research response that seeks to address a range of social crises.We examine step-by-step how a qualitatively-driven mixed and emergent methods research model can tackle complex social issues. We will discuss how these technologies are challenging traditional divides between the on-line and off-line, ethnographic field and cyber-field. and data analysis, and the researcher and participant. The workshop examines the use of multi-platforms (such as phones, tablets, laptops, desktops), the rise of “big data” collection and “big analytics” that are changing the face of the research process in terms of how to conceptualize and implement this next generation of research.We specifically explore “how to” infuse your research project with internet-mediated tools for data collection (such as mobile surveys; online ethnographic tools), data visualization, and data sharing. We introduce a range of emergent data analysis tools that allow the researcher to integrate computer-assisted software as well as multi-media analytical and data interpretation tools (such as GIS, internet and mobile technologies) into a mixed methods and emergent research project.We demonstrate how using computer assisted software tools to analyze your data can be an excellent way to manage large numbers of qualitative text, audio, video and graphic data as well as still images. We will demonstrate how computer assisted software can carry out a grounded theory approach to the analysis of your data –from memo-ing to coding and retrieving your materials. It is also possible to conduct team work across geographical regions. We will use HyperResearch, an easy to learn user friendly computer-assisted software package that analyzes qualitative data (text, audio, video and graphics) as well as HyperTranscribe, a computer-assisted transcribing software tool (you can download a free demo of each product atresearchware.com).We will take up some advanced features of the HyperResearch and HyperTranscribe program (www.researchware.com) starting with the Hypothesis Tester and advanced coding and memo features, including the network diagramming. We will talk about transcription as a form of data analysis. In addition, we will demonstrate how HR software is used to integrate a mixed methods analysis and emergent methods analysis. Before the workshop meets we ask you bring a short reflexive memo that outlines your researcher standpoint– the set of values you bring to your research (for you to refer to and/or share with others, if you like). We will provide a didactic exercise on finding your data analysis standpoint.

9. Claudio Moreira & Marcelo DiversiWorkshop Title: Decolonizing Classrooms and EpistemologiesThis workshop is thoroughly grounded in the worlds of both the colonizer and colonized and it focuses primarily in the political space of a classroom. We, the authors situated between the world of northern academe and our southern origins, try to create a dialogue that works back and forth across Paulo Freire, Gloria Anzaldúa, Soyini Madison, Dwight Conquergood, Linda T. Smith, Third World feminisms, Indigenous Methodologies and Though, Postcolonialism and Decolonization. This workshop evokes the form of a manifesto, an invitation to indigenous, non-indigenous, betweeners, and allied scholars to think through the implications of connecting theories of decolonization and the postcolonial and indigenous epistemologies with emancipatory discourses, critical theory, critical pedagogy and/in performance.It is designed around the central idea of co-constructing, with students in higher education, a dialogical collaboration in the processes of interpretation and production of decolonizing scholarship. We, facilitators and participants, will share our humble, and humbling, experiences with resisting colonizing rituals (e.g., use of titles and other power markers), exploring decolonizing possibilities of being (e.g., unconditional human rights), and with critiquing teaching while teaching. We believe that decolonizing methodologists, can—in concert with indigenous methodologies—speak to oppressed, colonized persons living in postcolonial situations of injustice: women of all colors, situations, and ethnicities; queer, lesbian, transgendered individuals; Aboriginal, First Nation, Native American, South African, Latin American, Pacific and Asian Islander persons. We seek the utopia of social justice and see this workshop as an opportunity to share our decolonizing imagination and to learn from others’. At the end, we hope participants will have new language, narratives, and ideas for advancing decolonizing pedagogies from within our colonizing educational system.ReferenceDiversi, M., & Moreira, C. (2009). Betweener Talk: Decolonizing Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, and Praxis. Left Coast Press.

10.Jerry RosiekWorkshop Title: Narrative Representations in Qualitative Research: Beyond Authenticity to Transformative Cultural ActionParticipants in this workshop will explore various theoretical frameworks used to inform and defend the use of narrative forms of representation in qualitative research. The purpose of the workshop will be to move beyond naïve notions that narratives provide more accurate, authentic, or comprehensive representations of human experience. A rhetoric of transparency, it will be argued, implicitly imports positivist assumptions about the purpose of research, thereby limiting the more subversive potential of narrative research. Contemporary philosophy and sociology of knowledge scholarship will be used to open up new conceptions of the transformational possibilities of narrative modes of writing.The workshop will begin with a review of the distinction between “narrative inquiry” vs. “narrative construction” found in early writings on the place of narratives in social science. From there it will explore the application of various philosophical traditions to understanding the use of narrative representations, including:• Critical Theory• Feminist philosophies and methodologies• Poststructuralism• Critical race theory• Pragmatism• Indigenous philosophies and methodologiesThe facilitator will demonstrate how different frameworks clarify, enhance, and constrain the use of narrative representations in different ways. Participants will be encouraged to bring narrative research projects they are working on for discussions about which theories best suit their ambitions.Through the workshop, participants will better understand the limits of the use of narrative representations as modes of naturalistic description. They will emerge with a conceptual map of several alternative ways of framing the value of narrative representations—ways that more compatible with personally and politically transformative purposes for research. Finally, they will leave with a bibliography of a literature relevant to the transformative use of narratives in qualitative research.

11. Pirkko MarkulaWorkshop Title: Foucault’s Methodologies for Qualitative Research on the Body, the Self, and HealthIn this workshop, we will explore how Foucault’s theoretical tool
kit can be used to examine the looks and uses of the body, body
technologies, and ill and healthy bodies. In our workshop, we will begin our discussion by reviewing Foucault’s major concepts (e.g.,power relations, discourse, disciplinary techniques, technologies of the self) as they relate to doing qualitative research on the body and the self. We will provide specific examples and set a number of exercises to illustrate the possibilities for analyzing qualitative empirical material through a Foucauldian lens. These examples and exercises should help illustrate the possibilities, but also the boundaries, of using Foucault’s tool kit to study the body and the self within the constraints of neoliberal society.

Afternoon Session: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

12. Alecia Jackson & Lisa MazzeiWorkshop Title: Thinking with Theory in Qualitative Research 2.0: The Ontological Turn and New EmpiricismsIn this workshop, participants will learn how to use various philosophical concepts to open up the process of data analysis in qualitative research. The purpose of the workshop is to present a new analytics that refuses mechanistic coding and reducing data to themes in traditional qualitative data analysis. The workshop leaders will show how “thinking with theory” pushes research and data and theory to exhaustion. This workshop will draw upon Jackson and Mazzei’s book Thinking with Theory in Qualitative Research. The workshop leaders will first provide theoretical concepts that are active and productive in post-humanism. Then, the workshop will focus on moving from conventional research questions to analytical questions that become possible in an ontological, new empiricisms framework. As well, workshop participants will participate in discussions about new methodological considerations given the ontological turn in qualitative inquiry. Finally, new empiricisms will be put to work via a process of “plugging in” theory and data; that is, participants will engage in re-framing their current projects, re-formulating their current research questions and methodologies, and/or re-analyzing data with different analytical questions that are only possible in a post-humanist framework. This workshop will be interactive and pedagogical. In addition to working with data provided by the workshop leaders, participants will be encouraged to share (and disrupt) data from their own research as well as theoretical perspectives, concepts, and analytic questions from their own disciplines.

13. Arthur Bochner & Carolyn EllisWorkshop Title: Writing Autoethnography and Narrative in Qualitative ResearchThis workshop will focus on writing personal narratives and reflexively including researchers’ selves and their interaction with participants in ethnographic projects. Topics covered will include: narrative truth; ethics; developing scenes, characters, conversation, and dramatic action; writing vulnerably and evocatively; truth and memory; writing as inquiry; interactive interviews and co-constructed narratives; evaluating and publishing autoethnography.
14. Norman Denzin & Michael D. GiardinaWorkshop Title: Performance EthnographyThis performance-based workshop will focus on the implications of decolonizing emancipatory discourses, and indigenous epistemologies for critical, interpretive inquiry. The workshop will foreground post 9/11/01 racialized performance narratives. Participants will form performance groups, Working back and forth between the personal. moments of epiphany, and the political, we will stage performances that enact visions of a free democratic society. Traditional forms of qualitative inquiry are put into relief as we disrupt the notion of “business as usual” in the current interpretive social science community.

15. Kathy CharmazWorkshop Title: Grounded Theory Methodologies for Social Justice ProjectsThis workshop session introduces ways to use grounded theory methods to study social justice issues. Grounded theory methods consist of flexible guidelines to adopt, alter, and fit particular research problems, not to apply mechanically. With these guidelines, you expedite and systematize your data gathering and analysis. These methods and the area of social justice are treated as serving mutually complementary purposes. Grounded theory methods can assist social justice researchers in making their work more analytic, precise, and compelling. A focus on social justice can help grounded theorists to move their methods into macro analyses. Major grounded theory strategies will be presented with suggestions about how use them to spark fresh ideas about data. Familiarity with grounded theory methods is helpful but is not necessary. The work session covers an overview of basic guidelines and includes several hands-on exercises. If you have collected some qualitative data, bring a completed interview, set of field notes, or document to analyze. If you do not have data yet, we will supply qualitative data for you. If you prefer to use a laptop for writing, bring one, but you can complete the exercises without a computer.

16. Yvonna S. Lincoln and Gaile S. CannellaWorkshop Title: New Experimental Writing FormsParticipants should come with some qualitative data, analyzed and organized in a systematic fashion, if at all possible, as writing will be a part of the workshop. Exploration of experimental forms–pleated, layered texts, poetry, fiction, “messy 0/00 texts, autoethnographic stories, and performance ethnographies–will be undertaken, in part via performance and dramatic reading, and participants will begin writing experiments utilizing their own data. Small research projects, dissertation data, or other ethnographic studies provide good fodder for writing exercises.
17. Valerie JanesickWorkshop Title: Oral history in the postmodern digital era: Making meaning through testimony, interviews, photography and filmOral history is emerging as a meaningful qualitative approach to documenting the lived experience of any given individal. In this session, members will practice oral history techniques including interviewing, taking photographs and reviewing testimonial documents and various written chronicles. Members will participate in the use of technology to document and analyze oral history data. Technology will include, the video taped documentary, the audio tape and the use of photography and film. Members will practice writing up key themes from sample interview data and will take photographs of the setting and people of the conference. Members are encouraged to bring digital cameras or any hand held camera of choice. By placing oral history in the contexct of history and social science research, the members of this workshop will be able to decide on the usefulness, importance and strength of oral history methodology.

18. Tami SpryWrkshop Title: From Body to Paper to Stage: A Methodology for Writing and Performing Autoethnography“Experiencing language as a transformative force was not an awareness that I arrived at through writing. I discovered it through performance”
bell hooks, Remembered Rapture: The Writer at WorkWhy perform autoethnography? What is the pedagogical or epistemological gain? You do not need performance experience or have any intention of performing to engage performative autoethnography as methodology of research and knowledge construction. In composing performative autoethnography, performance is used as a method to activate our awareness of the body’s involvement with and relationship to others in culture, thus it is intimately heuristic whether or not one intends to perform the autoethnography. This workshop provides a methodological introduction to performative autoethnography, blending three elements—the lived body, the body on the page, and the body in performance. The composition and performance process continually forms and reforms the body, the body of the text, the text of the body, and ultimately offers a deep and intimate understanding of self/other/culture. Performative autoethnography is a methodology available to all people regardless of any previous theatrical experience.

19. Ron PeliasWorkshop Title: Performative Writing WorkshopThe workshop is designed to help participants think through what constitutes performative writing and to apply that thinking to their own work. The workshop will address how texts can perform on the page, how performative writing stands in relationship to other qualitative methods, how particular writing strategies can be deployed to make a text perform, how to manage ethical concerns that emerge in performative writing, and how experience, rendered evocatively, functions as evidence. The participants will have an opportunity to engage in performative writing through a series of planned exercises that will demonstrate the power of performative writing techniques. The workshop is open to all who have an interest in performative writing as a method.

20. Robin Jarrett & Angela Odoms-YoungWorkshop Title: Now that I Have It, What Do I Do With It? Exploring Techniques for Interpreting, Writing Up and Evaluating Qualitative DataThis workshop explores the related processes of interpreting, writing up and evaluating qualitative data. Case study examples will be highlighted to provide an overview of techniques that can be used to discover meanings and examine social processes and social interactions in qualitative data. Issues discussed include: inductive approaches to data analysis, integrating multiple data sources, data reduction and data display techniques (e.g., visual, text), and using findings for theory development. Attention will be given to writing up qualitative data to reflect its rich descriptive nature as well as multiple voices and perspectives, targeting written products to scholarly/applied journals, and communicating research findings to different audiences. This workshop will also examine the relevant criterion for maintaining and assessing data quality.

21. Anne KuckartzWorkshop Title: Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) – enhanced outcome by software support. A hands-on introduction to MAXQDA.Can you do a state of the art qualitatative data analysis without using software? Sure! But: Using a software will broaden up the potential of the analytic outcome and bring it up to a new level of transparency , plausibilty and sophistication.This workshop will show you how to use and benefit from the power of a computer program without letting the software stand in the way of your analytical process.The hands-on workshop will give a deep insight into MAXQDA. At the end of the workshop you will not only know how to use serendipity tools in order to enhance dramatically the “harvest” from your data; you will also be able to perform all basic elements of a state-of-the-art qualitative data analysis: Starting with importing your data, which can be texts, audio-video files, pictures, PDF docs, setting up a code system, (re)arrange codes according to the changes throughout the analytical process, assigning codes to text segments, writing memos, attaching them to your documents or codes, label, link and manage memos so that you are always ready to get back to each of your notes immediately, perform searches (simple and complex) and finally to present results of your analysis in a clear and convincing way.Participants should bring their own laptops. If you do not have access to a laptop or have any questions about the workshop, please feel free to contact us at maxworkshops@maxqda.com

22. Stacy Holman Jones and Tony AdamsWorkshop Title: Queer AutoethnographyQueer is term that characterizes seemingly peculiar, non-normative identities and desires; queer theory is a philosophy that uses these identities and desires to envision possibilities for social change. Autoethnography includes any research process, product, and/or philosophy that uses personal stories and experiences to describe and critique cultural practices. Told together, autoethnography and queer theory can turn personal stories—especially non-normative stories or stories about non-normative identities and desires—into critical interventions.The purpose of this workshop is to interrogate intersections of queer theory and autoethnography—particularly what queer theory can offer to/for autoethnography, what autoethnography can offer to/for queer theory, and how queer theory and modes of autoethnographic storytelling can enhance qualitative inquiry and motivate cultural and social change.Workshop participants are encouraged to bring a non-normative story to share. Together we will engage, write, and perform these stories as part of an effort to manifest, document, and illustrate how/why queer theory and autoethnography can enhance, and serve as a critical intervention into/for qualitative inquiry.

23. Laurel RichardsonWorkshop Title: Three Word WorkshopGot writer’s block? Got computer bloat? Got experimental bug? Curious about Ethnography? Wanting social relevance? Tired of workshops? Overwhelmed with questions?In this hands-on experiential workshop our beacon is C. Wright Mill’s dictum that the sociological is the juncture between the personal and the historical.First, you will choose a half-decade of your life and write about two pages about yourself in three word sentences. Not two words. Not four words. Just three words.Second, you will consider what was going in the world during that half-decade and write about that in three word sentences.Third (ah three steps!) you will merge your writing about yourself with your writing about the larger world. You may choose to select one sentence from each—or several sentences…or us what you have written as a jumping off place.There will be ample time in the workshop to share and get feedback from other participants and facilitator.If you can string three words together, you are doing very well—and I guarantee that workshop will help you meaningfully string together just the right number of words.

 24. Janice M. MorseWorkshop title: Qualitatively-driven mixed and multiple method designsWhile mixed- and multiple-method designs have given a new interest and legitimacy to qualitative inquiry, the role of qualitative methods is not appreciated and often mis-represented. In this workshop, I will discuss the significance of respecting the theoretical drive in qualitatively-driven designs and the contribution(s) of qualitative methods to the project as a whole. Confusion about theoretical drive arises if the researcher does not consider the theoretical contribution of qualitative component, but rather considers “contribution” to be the amount of work required for each component or even the pacing of the project. By diagramming the study components, and listing the outcomes of each component, the researcher does not to lose sight of the original aims, enables the use of dynamic reflexivity, and the evaluation of results as the study progresses.Janice Morse is a professor and presidential Chair at the University of Utah College of Nursing. She author of several articles and chapters in mixed-method designs, and coauthor of Mixed-method design: Principles and

Late Afternoon Workshop 4:00 – 5:00

25. Jim Denison

 Workshop Title : The Moving Body: Problematizing Knowledge and Practice

The human body was designed to move. So what can movement tell us about ourselves? Primarily our knowledge of the moving body has been constructed through a narrow scientific lens dominated by guidelines, models, recommendations and measurements. As a result, for many people movement, and particularly exercise, has become a disciplining activity comprised of a variety of docile-making, divided and disembodied practices exercised through the strict control and organization of space and time. But surely movement can mean more than this? Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault (1995), the aim of this practical movement workshop is to examine what else movement can do. More specifically, through the act of running, we will explore how movement can serve as a method of inquiry to understand all that it means to be a moving body in society today. Participation in this workshop does not require an extensive running background. However, some running (approximately one mile) will be involved. Therefore, participants are advised to dress appropriately.

Jim Denison is a former national class middle-distance runner and high school and university track coach. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. Through his research he examines the discursive formation of track and field coaches’ practices. Denison also works directly with track and field coaches and athletes across Canada as the Director of the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre, a world-renowned center of excellence for coach and athlete development in track and field.



Arts-Based Research

Call for Abstracts: Arts-Based Research: An Interdisciplinary Dialog

 Special Interest Group at the 10th International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wednesday, May 21st — Saturday, May 24th, 2014


As part of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Arts-Based Research events will take place as a Special Interest Group (SIG) throughout the conference.

In James Haywood Rolling, Jr’s recently published Arts-Based Research Primer, he offers a working definition of arts-based research as: the multi-systemic and practice-based application of distinct yet interactive analytical, synthetic, critical-activist, or improvisatory cognitive processes and artistic practices toward theory-building and/or the re-construction of meaningful experience.

Arts-based research practices are based upon the premise of utilizing various forms of artistic practices as a primary means of understanding experience, and are intended to have applications across multiple disciplines. Consequently, we believe that practitioners would benefit from an interdisciplinary conversation. Rather than just a single panel, this SIG envisions a series of roundtables and panel presentations that address the following:

  • How would you characterize arts-based research?
  • What are the unaddressed problems that might require arts-based research approaches?
  • What arts-based practices have you applied to your own research?
  • What implications might this have for researchers in other fields?
  • How might arts-based research practices from other fields influence your work?
  • Given that critical research methods and practices feature a substantive focus on instigating social action, what are some examples of critical-activist arts-based research outcomes serving as models of social justice and public engagement—whether rethinking global and intellectual contexts, critiquing contemporary events, problematizing norms, or contesting ideologies?
  •  What are some unanswered questions about using arts-based research methodologies in social and educational research?
  • What are some unnamed methodologies for conducting social and educational research that can be extrapolated from your explorations as an arts-based researcher?
  • How do new ABR methodologies facilitate the address of new research questions?

We welcome additional topics that interested participants may want to suggest.

Facilitators at each session will be responsible for posing insightful and thought-provoking questions or concerns to start the conversation. They will then serve as moderators, keeping the dialogue on topic, and facilitating the collaborative contribution of all roundtable and panel participants.

We invite people interested in all disciplines that engage in arts-based research to submit an abstract proposal for one of the following formats:


Conversation Roundtables

Conversation Roundtables (Pre-conference: Wednesday, May 21st)

To submit a proposal for a conversation roundtable, please send an abstract (150 words max.) indicating your area of interest, the questions or concerns you wish to discuss collaboratively, and the objectives you would like to achieve with the participants.


Panel Presentations

On Friday May 23rd and Saturday 24th, there will be paper presentations for the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Arts-Based Research.

A limited number of individual papers will be accepted for presentations in panels of four speakers. To submit a proposal for a paper presentation, please submit a title and abstract (150 words max.) of your presentation, along with keywords. We will not be accepting fully formed panels as part of the Arts-Based Research SIG in an effort to ensure the interdisciplinary nature of these events.

We especially encourage unconventional forms of communication and audience involvement in which presenters show rather than read their observation or results, leading the audience to think with their presenters.


Abstract submission procedures

Please submit your abstracts for the Arts-Based Research Special Interest Group (SIG) events through the conference website: https://icqi.org/ Abstracts need to be of 150 words or less. Each submission should clearly specify its category: conversation roundtable or paper presentation. Please notice that the conversation roundtables will be on Wed., May 21, whereas the paper presentations will be on Friday, May 23 or Saturday May 24.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 December 2013

Please be aware that this conference does not provide electronic equipment, like computers or projectors. Please feel free to contact the conference organizers for clarification or assistance related to your submission or attendance at the Day in Arts-Based Research. We look forward to seeing you in May 2014!

Conference/SIG organizers:

James Haywood Rolling, Jr., Syracuse University, USA: jrolling@syr.edu
Ross Schlemmer, Edinboro University, USA: rschlemmer@edinboro.edu
Amanda Alexander, University of Texas @Arlington, USA: amandaa@uta.edu
Manisha Sharma, The University of Arizona, USA: msharma1@email.arizona.edu




Business Meeting and Critical Discussion: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 3:00 pm
Invitation to Submit Papers to ICQI as Part of the New 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.  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:


(1)           Expand visibility for existing critical work (e.g. feminisms, subaltern studies, queer theory, critical pedagogy, counter colonial critique);

(2)           Increase and maintain critical qualitative inquiry as an avenue for equity and social justice across disciplines;

(3)           Construct new diverse forms of critical qualitative inquiry, related forms of activism, and innovative methods for sharing that work; and

(4)           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.


Over the past 2 years, critical scholars have met in several locations for the purpose of organizing just such a coalition.  The most recent meeting was a pre-congress day and program on Critical Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education at the 2013 ICQI.  Participants at the various meetings have agreed that we want to support critical work of all types, as well as new scholars who hope to have long careers practicing critical qualitative social science.  Beginning with the 2014 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, our critical group will function as a SIG that creates plenaries and sessions for the regular congress.  Additionally, once each year between congresses, we hope to plan an event that would support critical work.  We invite you to submit critical qualitative proposals to the congress that will be listed as sponsored by the SIG.  Additionally, we will have our first business meeting on Wednesday afternoon, May 21 to discuss SIG organization, activities and initiatives. EVERYONE IS INVITED!!  Please contact us if you plan to attend the business meeting and/or with information concerning the proposals that you submit that are critical.

Questions regarding the SIG can be addressed to Gaile S. Cannella, gaile.cannella@asu.edu Or gaile.cannella@gmail.com , Michelle Salazar Perez, msp@nmsu.edu  , Or Penny Pasque, pasque@ou.edu


Indigenous Inquiries at the Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) May 21-24, 2014

“As a site of struggle research has a significance for indigenous peoples that is embedded in our history under the gaze of Western Imperialism and Western Science.  It is framed by our attempts to escape the penetration and surveillance of that gaze whilst simultaneously reordering and reconstituting ourselves as indigenous human beings in a state of ongoing crisis” (Smith, 1999, p. 39).  Indigenous epistemologies have existed for a very long time and have managed to survive colonization, war, genocide and a host of government policies and practices. Yet, it is only recently that the academy has taken an interest in Indigenous methodologies and paradigms, in particular in the field of qualitative research.  Indigenous researchers and allies are thus engaged in a process of creating space for indigenous ways of knowing and being within and outside of academia.  As Russell Bishop (2005, 2011) discusses this struggle is one of freeing ourselves from neocolonial dominance in research “so that models of reform for the oppressed groups can be developed from within the epistemological frameworks of those groups, rather than from within the dominant.” (2011, p.xiii)

The Indigenous Inquiries (II) Circle invites attendees to participate in our 3rd annual Special Interest Group gathering on Wednesday May 21st, 2014.  In addition to having our usual circles and rituals, we will have sessions that day for us to reflect and discuss the past, present, and future of our II Circle.

We also invite submissions to the regular days of the ICQI 2014 (Friday and Saturday) that explore the spaces and the places of Indigenous inquiries in the academy and particularly their relationship with qualitative research.  To support exchange and interaction among researchers working on common sets of issues, problems, or themes the Congress does allow and encourage alternative presentation formats to facilitate talking circles, roundtables, somatic sessions.  Such sessions could include dance, movement, research sharing circles, storytelling/drama/music & song, and themed discussion circles.

The time-tabling of the alternative formats for the Friday and Saturday sessions will follow the Congress block (1.5 hrs) schedule.  However, the sessions will be fluid and dynamic allowing opportunities for participants to engage for longer periods of time than the traditional 10 to 15 minute presentation. Please note that participants submitting papers to the II Circle should expect to present in II sessions that will occur in conjunction with regular congress sessions on the 23rd and 24th of May respectively.


Bishop, R. (2005). Freeing ourselves from neocolonial domination in research: A Kaupapa Maori approach to creating knowledge. In N. K. Denzin, & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The sage handbook of qualitative research (3rd ed., pp. 109-138). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, Inc.

Bishop, R. (2011). Freeing Ourselves. Boston: Sense Publishers

Smith, L. T. (1999). Decolonizing methodologies: Research and indigenous peoples.  New York, NY: Zed Books, Ltd.

Contact: Patrick J. Lewis, University of Regina, pjlewis7@gmail.com




Qualitative Psychology: Critical and Post-Structural Possibilities

Pre-Conference and Special Interest Group at the 10th International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wednesday, May 21st – Saturday, May 24th, 2014


Now that Qualitative Inquiry is a recognized approach to knowledge and research practice in psychology, it’s time to think about the ways in which the process of constructing knowledge can embrace the complexity of contemporary life, beyond representations, reductions, and universals. This gathering of scholars, practitioners, and students will explore some of the most significant and exciting innovations related to post-structural and critical philosophies.


Post-structural and critical inquiries in psychology

Critique is understood as an interrogation of the terms
by which life is constrained in order to open up
the possibility for different modes of living.
(Butler, J. Undoing Gender, p. 4)


We see post-structural inquiries as moving away from attempts to provide realistic, stable, or fixed representations and from referents and answers that are not situated in historical, political, and cultural positions. In underscoring the close link between (institutional) knowledge and power, poststructural approaches to knowledge explore, participate to, and deconstruct experiences and meanings as part of discursive frames, linguistic practices, and relational realities. Knowledges that are created are non-linear, fluid, and liminal between fields and disciplines. Rather than finding finite answers, it opens up possibilities, questions, and complexities, with an eye toward issues and constructions of social justice, inequality, and liberation.

Qualitative research opens a space inside psychology
to do something radically different
to link human experience with social action
(Parker, I. Qualitative Psychology, p. 1)


Critical methodologies of research aim at creating social change while cognizant of the oppression that liberatory discourses may create on the supposed beneficiaries or participants. Aware of the political and agentic situatedness of every form of inquiry, critical researchers seek to achieve equality and/or foster resistance, usually through collaborative and mutual approaches to an identified social issue and the knowledge/practice that may be developed or performed for its amelioration. Research is transformed into a reflexive and political practice that contributes to the empowerment of participants and to their resistance against institutionalized oppression.


Event structure

Part of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, this event will take place both as a pre-conference (on Wednesday afternoon) and as a Special Interest Group (SIG) throughout the conference on Friday and Saturday.

On Wednesday May 21st, in the afternoon, there will be three different events:

1) A very exciting keynote dialogue between Norman Denzin and Ken Gergen on post-structural and critical inquiries in psychology;

2) Conversation Roundtables;

3) Data playgrounds.

On Friday May 23rd and Saturday 24th, there will be paper presentations for the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Qualitative Psychology. These SIG presentations will be part of the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry.

Presentation formats

We invite people interested in critical and post-structural approaches to knowledge to submit an abstract proposal for one of the following sharing formats:

Conversation Roundtables (Pre-conference: Wednesday afternoon)

These will focus on specific issues and dilemmas faced by qualitative psychologists at various career stages. We invite submissions on topics such as:

  • Post-qualitative research in psychology (e.g., performativity; beyond representations, identity, data, method)
  • Research for social change
  • Interweaving qualitative inquiry and professional practices (e.g., clinical, work-settings, educational, social)
  • Applying for research grants using qualitative methodologies
  • Completing a qualitative thesis/dissertation
  • Teaching qualitative research

We welcome additional topics that interested facilitators may want to suggest.

The facilitator(s) will be responsible for posing insightful and thought-provoking questions or concerns to start the conversation. They will then serve as moderators, keeping the dialogue on topic, and facilitating the collaborative contribution of all roundtable participants. At the end of the roundtable, the main topics and questions of the conversation will be shared with the larger audience.

To submit a proposal for a conversation roundtable, please send an abstract (150 words max.) indicating your area of interest, the questions or concerns you wish to discuss collaboratively, and the objectives you would like to achieve with the participants. For multiple facilitators, please include each person’s name and contact information.

Data Playground (Pre-conference: Wednesday afternoon)

Troubling pieces of data (e.g., artifacts, artworks, the body, defying explanations, power relations), novel representation styles, theoretical dilemmas and/or practical challenges in doing qualitative inquiry: these are examples of data playgrounds, in which the researcher is invited to play, reshape, and challenge prefigurative handlings of “data”. For this innovative form of communication, presenters are encouraged to playfully collaborate with the audience as part of the unfolding quest for complex and critical interpretations of data and methods of dissemination.


If you are interested to creatively play with the audience on the “ground” of your data and inquiries, please submit an abstract describing your data playground. Please clearly label the title of your abstract as being for a “data playground”.

Paper Presentations (Special Interest Group in psychology: Friday and Saturday)

A limited number of papers will be accepted for presentations in panels of four to five speakers.

Participants who wish to present with their research collaborators can suggest a fully-formed symposium.

We especially encourage unconventional forms of communication and audience involvement in which presenters show rather than read their observation or results, leading the audience to think with their presenters.

To submit a proposal for a paper presentation, please submit a title and abstract (150 words max.) of your presentation, along with keywords. To propose a symposium, the symposium’s chair should provide a title, abstract, keywords and list of presenters.  Each of these presenters will then individually submit the abstract of her/his talk.

Abstract submission procedures

Please submit your abstracts for the QUALITATIVE PSYCHOLOGY Pre-Conference or Special Interest Group (SIG) through the conference website: https://icqi.org/ Abstracts need to be of 150 words or less.

Each submission should clearly specify its category: conversation roundtable, data playground, or paper presentation. Please notice that the conversation roundtables and data playgrounds will be on Wed., May 21, whereas the paper presentations will be on Friday, May 23 or Saturday May 24.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 December 2013

Please be aware that this conference does not provide electronic equipment, like computers or projectors. Please feel free to contact the conference organizers for clarification or assistance related to your submission or attendance at the Day in Qualitative Psychology. We look forward to seeing you in May 2014!


Conference/SIG organizers:


  • Svend Brinkmann, University of Aalborg, Denmark
  • Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, University of Florida, USA

Student liaisons:





Social Work Day is the great social work get-together. Social workers from throughout the world come together to share ideas and draw energy from each other. In 2013, Social Work Day had 19 concurrent sessions, 86 presenters from six countries, 59 papers, an opening plenary, a workshop on responses to youth violence, four roundtables, a “town hall” closing, and reception that the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign sponsored with contributions from Schools of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and from Jim Drisko of Smith College, and Kay Scott of Fordham University. We also had door prizes that participants provided. Among the prizes were books that authors donated, chocolate bars, and t-shirts.

Graduate students, new professors, practitioners, and seasoned professors mingle at Social Work Day. The networking possibilities are endless.  If you want to discuss ideas and topics, feel free to contact Jane Gilgun at jgilgun@umn.edu. Jane is the convener of the conference and is a professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. If you have ideas about sessions, initiatives, publicity, fund-raising, or any other relevant topic, please contact Jane. She will let you know if others have similar interests and will connect you to other researchers with similar interests.

This year Social Work Day is on Friday where we will have time together to share what we are doing and then opportunities to mingle with scholars from about 200 countries and scores of disciplines. We learned about and renewed our interests in innovative methods and new uses for well-known methods.

For Social Work Day and the main conference, all methods and topics are welcome. Last year, topics and methods covered the gamut from grounded theory to photovoice to arts-based research. The only requirement for papers is that they be related to social work and that the authors are clear about the methods they use and the thinking behind their work. Practical outcomes and applications most welcome.

To get a sense of what Social Work Day is like, take at look at the video of Social Work Day 2012. You can link to it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD_Ymc76ypU. We have several other videos on YouTube, such as the celebration of Roy Ruckdeschel and Ian Shaw as they stepped down as co-editors of Qualitative Social Work and the welcoming of Karen Staller the co-editors. Other videos are on intervention research, reflexivity and qualitative social work research, and the effects of funding on a homeless shelter in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There are also videos from the 2011 Social Work day at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GtiRqLw-8U.   Michal Krumer-Nevo, as associate professor at Ben Gurion University, was a keynote speaker. Her lecture is on youtube as well. Link to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiJpyeWJAC8

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdKnW7klE5g

Of special note is the cheap rates of staying in University housing—$40 or less per day. The restaurant food is international and also delicious and cheap, with lots of free food at least four times at receptions and barbecues.

We are looking for sponsors for Social Work Day to help fund graduate students and international scholars to attend. Open up your wallets and show how important qualitative approaches are to social work, social welfare, and social development.

Once again, please feel free to contact Jane Gilgun at jgilgun@umn.edu for further information and to share ideas for the 4th  annual Social Work Day, an international event.

QI 2013 photo gallery



A day in Spanish and Portuguese (ADISP)

Un día en español y portugués

Special Interest Group


Un Día en Español y Portugués (A Day in Spanish and Portuguese, ADISP), es un encuentro anual que se realiza en el marco del International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI). En ADISP se busca propiciar la reflexión y el intercambio de experiencias de investigación cualitativa entre las comunidades de habla hispana y portuguesa, con el fin de crear lazos y redes de conocimiento alrededor de la investigación cualitativa, sus propuestas y retos. Es un espacio para compartir, desde una mirada Iberoamericana, el quehacer de la investigación y sus proyecciones a la comunidad internacional presente en ICQI.

En consecuencia, esperamos sus trabajos y experiencias de investigación en metodologías cualitativas, para ser presentadas en la 8ª edición de ADISP el 21 de mayo de 2014, durante el Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (www.icqi.org), que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, EE.UU., del 21 al 24 de mayo de 2014. La organización y coordinación de ADISP para 2014 estará a cargo del nodo Bogotá, Colombia. Facultad de Psicología. Universidad Santo Tomás. En la sección (más abajo) titulada Organización ADISP 2014 se delinean las modalidades y condiciones de participación.

Revise atentamente las condiciones y modalidades de participación.


Algo de historia sobre ADISP

En 2007 nació este evento como A Day In Spanish (ADIS). Posteriormente se incorporó la comunidad de habla Portuguesa, con lo que ADIS se transformó en A Day In Spanish and Portuguese (ADISP). ADISP es producto del interés y esfuerzo de un grupo de conferenciantes de habla hispana que participaron en los primeros dos congresos ICQI:

…investigadores del más alto reconocimiento. En ese contexto, los congresistas de habla hispana identificamos un gran interés por parte de la comunidad internacional por lograr un acercamiento de y hacia los académicos hispanoparlantes. Durante este congreso ensanchamos nuestras perspectivas académicas en el contacto con la comunidad internacional. Identificamos también un interés auténtico del congreso por hacer que el trabajo cualitativo fuera un instrumento de descolonización, de justicia social, de equidad, y para la disminución del sufrimiento humano. Sin embargo, constatamos que nuestra voz, y con ella nuestras reflexiones y propuestas, lograban poca presencia. Eso fue lo que nos llevó a un grupo de académicos a proponer la idea de reservar un espacio durante los siguientes congresos para intercambiar nuestras experiencias en nuestra propia lengua y compartirlas luego con el resto de la comunidad internacional (ibid).

Durante dos años consecutivos, 2007 y 2008, se reunió la comunidad de habla hispana. En 2008, los conferenciantes de ADIS, entre los que había varios de habla portuguesa, decidieron incorporar a dicho espacio a “…la comunidad de habla portuguesa, que comparte íntimamente historia y significados con la comunidad hispanoparlante”, transformándose desde entonces en ADISP. Año tras año se abre la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre los problemas comunes que tenemos en nuestros espacios de investigación cualitativa (IC) y plantear alternativas para el cambio, así como indagar el estado de la IC en nuestros contextos, sobre nuestras propuestas metodológicas ibero-latinoamericanas, entre otras reflexiones, además, compartir nuestras experiencias, avances y entendimientos logrados.


Versiones anteriores de ADISP

La experiencia de ADISP, se ha visto consolidada por el valioso trabajo y el innegable esfuerzo de muchas personas quienes han hecho posible este evento. Así que se relacionan las coordinaciones de los eventos previos, como una forma de reconocimiento a la historia hecha, a sus desafíos y sus perspectivas de trabajo:

– Coni Chapela, Carolina Martínez (2007) (ADIS). Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco.

– Fernando Peñaranda y Gloria Molina (2008) (ADIS). Universidad de Antioquia

– Nelson Felice, Sergio Carvalho, Rosana Onoko (2009 – ADISP).

– Aldo Merlino, Alejandra Martínez (2010).

– Amaia Sáenz-de-Ormijana, Carlos Calderon, Aitor Gómez (2011).

– Martha Leticia Cabello, Héctor Mendoza, Magda García-Quintanilla (2012).

– Elizabeth Aguirre, Jesús Burciaga, Lilia Carmona, Isabel Lozano (2013).

– Luis Felipe González, Sandra Aya y Diana Laverde (2014). Facultad de Psicología Universidad Santo Tomás (Bogotá – Colombia).


Organización de ADISP2014

Para este año, como es habitual, el evento “A day in Spanish and Portuguese” se une a la temática general de ICQI. En este décima edición, el tema central del congreso girará en torno a: La investigación cualitativa Iberoamericana en la era del conocimiento.


Con la emergencia de la era del conocimiento, la cada vez más creciente unificación de criterios de desarrollo para la investigación, gracias al diseño de protocolos de investigación y políticas nacionales de investigación para sus respectivos investigadores en los países de la región y las tendencias internacionales de publicación de productos científicos (revistas indexadas, factor de impacto de los productos, privilegio de publicación de artículos sobre libros y capítulos de libros), las exigencias y retos para la investigación cualitativa se hacen palpables. Uno de los problemas que se identifican de estas nuevas tendencias es la circulación del conocimiento entre comunidades de profesionales e investigadores, por una parte, y la ausencia o poca visibilidad de otros productos de divulgación que surjan de las comunidades con las que se trabaja. Se propone, en consecuencia, una discusión y reflexión sobre las modalidades de accesibilidad del mundo académico y las posibilidades que existen para crear mundos posibles (proyecto de open access, conocimiento abierto, redes de conocimiento e inteligencia colectiva).


Objetivo de ADISP2014:

Indagar las perspectivas de investigación cualitativa en la era del conocimiento y las exigencias sociales, institucionales y políticas sobre la visibilidad de los productos de investigación y su impacto en el contexto social.


Temáticas y modalidades de participación

Para esta edición de ADISP, que tendrá lugar el día 21 de mayo, se realizarán cuatro paneles de trabajo, cada uno de ellos conformado por dos mesas. Las temáticas de los paneles propuestos son:

Panel 1. Investigación cualitativa en salud: Se aborda en este panel diferentes experiencias de investigación y aportes metodológicos de corte cualitativo a conceptos tales como salud, poblaciones vulnerables, investigación-intervención y revisiones sobre terapia, prácticas colaborativas y otras técnicas en psicoterapia, procesos de consejería, entre otros.

Panel 2. Investigación cualitativa en ámbitos organizacionales: Se aborda en este panel diferentes aproximaciones cualitativas al estudio de las organizaciones y del trabajo, así como experiencias exitosas frente al quehacer del investigador organizacional en los contextos de trabajo.

Panel 3. Investigación cualitativa en contextos comunitarios y educativos: Se recoge en este panel, diferentes aproximaciones al estudio de contextos de construcción del sentido de comunidad, experiencias sobre educación y miradas comprensivas desde las ciencias sociales en el abordaje de problemáticas culturales y narrativas desde metodologías de corte mixto y cualitativo.

Panel 4. Investigación cualitativa e interdisciplinariedad: Se recoge en este panel diferentes aproximaciones metodológicas para conformar procesos críticos y reflexivos sobre el quehacer en contextos de interacción con otras disciplinas. De igual forma, se pretende indagar sobre nuevas relaciones y metodologías de corte inter y transdisciplinar.


Mesas temáticas en ICQI (Congreso General 23 y 24 mayo)

Además de los paneles propuestos, se realizarán tres mesas temáticas especiales, entre el 22 al 24 de mayo. Los temas propuestos para estas tres mesas son:

  • Redes de conocimiento y su impacto en la investigación cualitativa: Se propone una reflexión sobre las relaciones de las redes de conocimiento, las redes colaborativas y las experiencias de democratización del conocimiento a las que puede aportar la investigación cualitativa.
  • Nuevas subjetividades en Iberoamérica. Experiencias de investigación: Espacio de discusión sobre el estudio de la subjetividad, a partir de experiencias particulares de investigación en el contexto latinoamericano e iberoamericano.
  • La investigación y la web 2.0. Alcances, reflexiones y caminos posibles: Se discuten los alcances y retos de la investigación cualitativa en la apertura que ofrecen las TIC, redes de conocimiento y la cibercultura.


De acuerdo a lo anterior, las modalidades de participación para ADISP2014 son:

1. Ponencia individual. Texto presentado por una persona, dentro de la programación de los paneles o las mesas temáticas.

2. Ponencia grupal. Texto presentado por un grupo de no más de cinco personas, dentro de la programación de los paneles o las mesas temáticas.

3. Poster

NOTA: Se pedirá, para cada una de las modalidades, un resumen previo del trabajo a presentar, con el fin de realizar un proceso de evaluación y aceptación de trabajos.


Plenaria ADISP

Como es ya una costumbre del evento, se realiza una mesa plenaria de ADISP, con el fin de construir un espacio alrededor de la experiencia en el desarrollo de las mesas y paneles, con el fin de generar acuerdos de participación entre los participantes y convocar a las metas inmediatas por parte del equipo organizador de ADISP.

Mesas sobre Pasado, presente y futuro de la investigación cualitativa en Iberoamérica (Congreso General mayo 23 y 24)

Con el fin de acompañar la celebración de los diez años de ICQI, se han propuesto tres mesas de interés general, dentro de la programación general del congreso, conformada por invitación a figuras representativas de la investigación cualitativa en Iberoamérica.

  1. Historia de ADISP. La crítica como motor de desarrollo en la investigación cualitativa en Iberoamérica. Los comienzos.
  2. Estado actual de la investigación cualitativa en Iberoamérica.
  3. Los retos de la investigación iberoamericana en la era del conocimiento.



Procedimientos para envío de resúmenes

  1. Los autoras/es podrán presentar, para las modalidades previstas, un solo trabajo para ADISP.
  2. Los autoras/es pueden presentar trabajos a la programación y congreso académico general de ICQI. Se sugiere presentar al congreso máximo dos trabajos.
  3. Para el caso de ponencias grupales, el número máximo de co-autores es cinco.
  4. Las ponencias se inscribirán a través de la página web destinada a las inscripciones y envío de propuestas de ICQI: https://icqi.org/home/submission/
  5. Las ponencias presentadas a ADISP se someterán a un proceso de evaluación por parte del nodo organizador. Se les enviará por correo electrónico una respuesta sobre la aceptación o no del trabajo, de acuerdo a las temáticas contempladas.
  6. Los resúmenes deben tener máximo 120 palabras y mínimo 100.
  7. Los resúmenes deben llevar máximo 5 palabras claves y mínimo tres. Las palabras deben estar separadas por comas.
  8. Los resúmenes no deben llevar tildes; se debe cambiar, según el caso, la ñ por n. además, dentro del título, resumen y palabras claves no deben incluirse símbolos, negritas, itálicas o subrayados.
  9. El título no debe tener más de quince palabras.
  10. Después del título, e renglón separado, incluir la afiliación institucional.
  11. El nombre del autor o autores debe estar compuesto por: Primer nombre y primer apellido. Por asuntos de citación, si se requiere, separar apellidos por guiones. No se deben incluir títulos académicos. Sólo la afiliación institucional.
  12. Para el caso que se requiera algún apoyo audiovisual, o se quiere mostrar un video, presentación de diapositivas o performance, por favor comunicarse al nodo organizador.
  13. Se darán constancias de participación del evento en la sesión plenaria de ADISP. Para la entrega de estas constancias, el ponente debe estar debidamente inscrito, haber pasado por el proceso de evaluación, pagado su inscripción y presentado la ponencia dentro del evento.
  14. No se darán constancias de participación a las personas que coordinen las mesas de trabajo.
  15. Tenga en cuenta las fechas de inscripción de trabajos propuesta por ICQI. Esta es la ventana prevista para considerar, evaluar y aprobar los trabajos. Fuera de estas fechas, no se considerarán trabajos.
  16. Las cartas de invitación/visado se activarán dentro del sistema de envío de resúmenes una vez su propuesta haya sido aceptada. Solo en casos extraordinarios se atenderán peticiones particulares para estas cartas de invitación/visado.
  17. Si quiere consultar aspectos relacionados a alojamiento y estadía de ICQI, por favor visite este link: https://icqi.org/travel/hotel/

Para resolver cualquier duda, así como hacer comentarios y realizar el proceso de seguimiento de las ponencias, su evaluación y aspectos logísticos generales puede escribir a la siguiente dirección de correo electrónico: adisp2014@gmail.com

Esperamos su participación.


Luis Felipe González-Gutiérrez (Coordinador nodo ADISP)

Sandra Liliana Aya

Diana Laverde

Comité nodo ADISP

Facultad de Psicología

Universidad Santo Tomás

Bogotá, Colombia




  Theme: Community, Dialogue and Qualitative Inquiry

Organized by International Association of Educators

Sponsored by International Association of Qualitative Inquiry & Turkish Educational Research Association & Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University

“A Day in Turkish 2014″ (ADIT2014) will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 21, 2014. The theme of ADIT 2013 is “Community, Dialogue and Qualitative Inquiry.” The aim of the ADIT2014 is to open up a discussion platform for the development, exchange and critique of ideas on issues and trends of qualitative research in Turkey. The Academic Advisory Board will accept papers related to a wide scale of topics concerning qualitative research in Turkey. Presentations can be done both in English and Turkish.


Deadline for submission of proposals is December, 1st 2013. One participant can submit at maximum two proposals, maximum one of which can be single authored.

Proposals should include maximum 150 words. The participants are expected to submit their proposals via Online Congress Submission System by selecting “ADIT2014” option. All proposals (abstracts and posters) will be sent to the members of the Academic Advisory Board for blind-review.

Relevance to the QI2014 congress and ADIT theme(s), quality of the research and originality of the ideas will be considered when reviewing submissions. Authors of successful proposals accepted by the Academic Advisory Board will be notified by February 15, 2014. Full text of the proposals must be submitted till April 2nd 2014.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yunus ERYAMAN
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Canakkale, 17100 Turkey

Phone : +90 286 213 55 63
E-mail: yunuseryaman@gmail.com




Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Co-Chairs: Mary E. Weems & Cynthia Dillard

Committee: Amira Davis, Durell Callier, Dominique Hill, Brenda Sanya,Rico Chenyek,Shameem Rakha,Joanna Perez,Bryce Henson


Title: Posting UP Race

The purpose of “A Day of Color” is to create a constructive, critical and spiritual space for scholars of color in the United States to connect, reflect and network while taking a broad, critical look at race both in terms of the ways it intersects with gender, class and sexuality as well as looking at what it means to ‘post up’ or act in ways that work against racism and for justice. Race, in a nation grounded in white privilege, affects every aspect of a person of color’s life including language, class, education, healthcare, employment, gender, sexual orientation, ability and age. On this day we’ll look deeply at this issue as we carve out a place for ourselves to be.

Our day will be chronicled in images by Amira’s daughter Nailah:

Nailah Davis Photography. Connect via Facebook. Nailah is a 17 year-old who began doing photography at the age of 15. She’s competed nationally in the NAACP ACT-SO competition and will be going again this year. Her interest is fashion photography. She is graduating high school early and has been accepted into the School of the Visual Arts in New York.


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Opening: Welcome

• Drumming and Libation: Amira Davis and Jalimusa SISW with her daughters Femi Davis-Johnson, Rukiya Davis, and Nailah Davis.

• Acapella song: Youth singers: Jazzlyn Carter and Jalyece Carter

• Overview of day (Cynthia Dillard)


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.                                                         Space: The Quad

Colleague, friend and mentor Clarence Shelley will set the purpose for the gathering and begin to address our theme from his perspective, followed by a viewing of Manning’s film.

About Shelley: Clarence Shelley earned his Master’s Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He then taught English and Speech at Northeastern High School for several years. He subsequently developed programs to facilitate the admission and retention of minority students in colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. He has taught and counseled at the Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills; Dartmouth College and Wayne State University. He came to the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign in 1968 to organize Project 500, one of the nationʹs earliest minority student recruitment efforts. In 1974 he was named Dean of Students, and in 1984 he became Assistant Vice Chancellor then Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and finally Special Assistant to the Chancellor. He has received numerous awards and citations for his service to higher education, with a special interest in advocacy for those groups that remain underrepresented in American colleges and universities. In 2002, he was awarded the Chancellorʹs Medallion for service to the Campus.

Karla Manning presents: Their voices, their lives: Black Lights, A film about the representations of Black students in Chicago

There is a serious crisis in urban public education systems. Black students, in particular, experience higher rates of suspension, expulsions, drop-outs than their counterparts and are often framed as “problems”. This film interrogates these phenomena as reflective of larger, yet concerning issues of systemic structures. However, to predominantly frame Black students as “problems” does not offer a complete portrayal of Black youths’ experiences in their educational spaces. In an effort to offer to interrogate and counter these representations, Black Lights highlights the voices and experiences of African American youth in Chicago Public Schools. Along with insight from community members and educational researchers, the stories of these Black students provide alternative ways of conceptualizing the Black student experience in urban spaces. www.blacklightsthemovie.org


11:00 – 11:15                                             


Connect with keynotes, with each other etc.


11:15 – 12:15

Concurrent sessions: Performance-based (30 minutes each = 1 hour)

1) Cynthia Dillard and Mary Weems – A Tribute to the Grandmothers: Black World Women Post UP Poetry”

2) Dominique C. Hill & Blair E. Smith

Black Queer Girl Freedom: Creating Truths to Live Thru Bodies & Beats

This performance names and celebrates suppressed, neglected, and newly found desires. Through beats and bodies, we “post up” and confront race, a cock blocker in Black girl’s, Black women’s, and Black people’s freedom. Using movement, our bodies, and Black Queer feminist inspired grooves and beats, we create and live our truths obliterating space between Blackness/queerness, scholarship/art, and self/community.

12:15 – 1:45

Lunch time: @ Timpone’s (Bryce is organizing) (1 hour 30 minutes)

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent session(s) (Song and Dance) (30 minutes each = 1 hour)

• Elaine Richardson a.k.a Docta E, will share her amazing voice with us and will have copies of her latest CD and her book “From P.H. on Dope to Ph.D.: How Education Saved my Life” for sale.

• Meiver dela Cruz, Dominican dancer will share a Raqs Sharqi (belly dance) which reflects her interpretations of our topic.

2:45 –3:00

Break: For Sale!!! Please support our colleagues of color by purchasing their books CD’s etc. during this break. We’ll also make time for this at the end of the day.

3:00 – 4:30

Reflection Circles

1) Mentoring Circle – Graduate Students and Elders connect/talk/network (Durell Callier)

This circle will foster an intergenerational dialogue to explore issues of survival within academia. Moreover participants will explore current and persistent challenges faced by faculty, staff, and students from marginalized backgrounds within higher education. Together we will interrogate the costs and benefits of persisting within the ivory tower, reflect on our own resiliency, create a space for mutual support, and collectively strategize ways to survive and navigate academia.

2) LGBTQ Issues (Dominique Hill & Brenda Sanya)

Title: Who’s In the Room?: Staking Claim in RaceQueer Realities

This roundtable poses critical questions to the intersecting politics and realities of race and sexuality. In particular, it asks participants to name their relationship to, investments in, and queries about racequeer realities and bodies that are racequeer. With a goal of engendering candid, reflexive, and generative, we will engage with some of the following questions:

• How did you come to RaceQueer work?

• What’s your investment, if any, in RaceQueer bodies?

• Who is in the room (read: here)? Should who’s in the room matter?

• Who is having RaceQueer conversations?

• Are we posting up race and queerness, queerness and race?

• What are RaceQueer realities of the academy?

• Are we posting up RaceQueer realities?

Through dialogue we “post up” race and queerness, while illuminating RaceQueer

realities, with a goal of connecting critical race theory to queer theory and politics.


3) Representations of Race in the Media (Bryce Henson & Shameem Rakha)

“Utilizing Andrea Smith’s “Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy”, we strive to lay out a framework to deconstruct and analyze the role of race in media. This session will utilize clips and media discourses to underscore that white supremacy is an entity that people of color participate in as well as reproduce. In doing so, we attempt to turn a critical eye onto ourselves and understand not only our oppression, but also our own oppressing ways. It is through these exercises of understanding how we are alike and how we are different that we hope to elucidate a framework for forging strong bonds of solidarity across color lines.”


4) Violence Against Women (Mary Weems & Joanna Perez)

Domestic violence against women is on the rise and as usual little to nothing is said about it in a patriarchal social media. The in-justice system continues to protect men and too many women continue to believe that a man doesn’t love them if he’s not beating on them. In this circle we’ll begin with an excerpt from Weems’ auto/ethnography “Stop in the Name of: Violence against Black Women,” a brief overview, and circle introductions. The emphasis here will be on lived experience and other knowledge as well as developing a list of things we can do to interrupt/stop, educate and create to shed light on this critical issue while we engage in the healing which comes from sharing. Feel free to bring your stories, poems, short quotes, articles, books, chapters, music, visual art, etc. either to share from or to reference during this session.


5) “The Whipping Post: State-Sponsored Violence in Post-Racial America and the Research Imperative.” (Amira Davis and Venus Evans-Winters)

The post-911/post-race state has become a menacing force in the lives of People of Color. Racial violence, double-digit unemployment, Black bodies as fodder for the carceral state, anti-immigration, neoliberalization of education, over-the-top surveillance, loss of civil and human rights, the disintegration of the social safety net, the 1% vs. the 99, and the Frankensteinian transmogrification of corporations into people, creates a situation in which we can imagine We the People are being stripped bare, mounted to the post in the public square and mercilessly flogged. The question becomes, given the enormity of human suffering, what is the role of the Researcher of Color: does s/he reproduce Western empiricism, consciously or unconsciously supporting repressive policies, or do they enact decolonizing, liberating methodologies towards the goal of realizing a higher humanity? We’ll use Denzin & Lincoln’s articulation of the Ninth Moment in qualitative research to discuss the imperative for Researchers of Color.

4:30 – 4:45

Closing Remarks: Mary Weems and Cynthia

4:45 – 5:00 

Drumming: Amira Davis

Do it one more time: For Sale!!! Please support our colleagues of color by purchasing their books CD’s etc.


Qualitative Health Townhall Meeting 

The ICQI 2014 Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Planning Committee invites you to a Townhall Meeting on Friday May 23rd at 12:20-1pm for qualitative researchers interested in health, broadly defined. The purpose of the meeting is provide an opportunity for discourse among diverse academics and practitioners engaged public health and well-being research. More specifically,  the intent is to have an space to reflect on trends and opportunities for advancing qualitative health research. We encourage ICQI attendees to join us in this special networking event.


Please join us for this Townhall Meeting:

Friday, May 23rd


Location TBA

Brownbag lunch. Light refreshments will be served.Bring your lunch and network, share and learn.

The Qualitative Health Planning Committee Co-chairs:

Co-Chair: Janice Morse, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah

Co-Chair:  Jennifer Hebert-Beirne – PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor,

School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago. Email:

jheber1@uic.edu (QHR 2013 Principal Contact Person)

Co-Chair:  Michele A. Kelley – ScD, MSW, MA, Associate Professor, School of

Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago. Email: