Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 30th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC). EQRC is sponsored this year by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Education.
The conference will be held on February 26-27, 2018 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $59 per night (plus tax & fees).
The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 19th and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements. All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (www.jeqr.org) and all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.
Sunday afternoon pre-conference workshops are offered regarding ethnographic-based action research and increasing publications in peer-reviewed journals. There is no additional cost for participation at pre-conference workshops. Also, a graduate-student colloquium will be held on Monday afternoon with a special emphasis on advancing graduate student scholarship. Visit the website for details at www.EQRC.net
Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.
EQRC Conference Director
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
P.S.: EQRC this year will be held at the same hotel location and dates as the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) conference and the 2nd Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE). Although AABSS and CARE are independent of EQRC, if you desire to present multiple papers, then you may present one at EQRC and another at AABSS and/or CARE for the same registration fee. Please note that papers presented at AABSS must involve behavioral or social science and papers presented at CARE must be germane to education. See www.AABSS.net for details regarding the AABSS conference and www.CARE-Conference.net for details regarding the CARE conference. AABSS is sponsored by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts and EQRC is sponsored by the UNLV College of Education.
The next ICQI meeting is scheduled for May 17 – 20, 2017 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The timely theme is “Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere.”
For additional information, visit the ICQI Website (http://icqi.org).
*Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods – July 7-August 11, 2016, Berkeley*
This Center for Ethnographic Research <http://cer.berkeley.edu/> workshop
provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in
designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced
undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Students will receive six
weeks of intensive methodological training in the design and practice of
qualitative research. Meetings will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from
1-4 pm, July 7-August 11, 2016. Learn more and apply here.
Deborah Freedman Lustig, PhD
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues <http://issi.berkeley.edu/>
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“Goffman became a proxy for old and unsettled arguments about ethnography that extended far beyond her own particular case. What is the continuing role of the qualitative in an era devoted to data? When the politics of representation have become so fraught, who gets to write about whom?”
Gideon Lewis-Krause, “The Trials of Alice Goffman,” New York Times Magazine, January 12, 2016
Happy New Year! It’s time to submit your abstract to the 87th Annual Southwestern Anthropological Association Conference. We invite the submission of your paper, poster film and/or session abstracts until February 15, 2016. The theme for the 2016 Conference is Sustainable Humanity: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future. Come and share your work on April 22 and 23, 2016 at Humphreys Half Moon Bay Inn and Suites on Shelter Island in San Diego, California. The venue will provide us with a beautiful, tropical ambiance in which we can present, discuss, explore and learn from colleagues and friends.
Please note that SWAA has a shiny new website, where you can find all of our conference information. Please go to http://www.swaa-anthro.org to read the CFP, register, submit an abstract and get contact information for making your hotel reservation. To get the conference hotel rate, just say that you are a SWAA participant when you call the hotel.
We are honored to have distinguished anthropologist, Dr. Laura Nader, as our Banquet Speaker for the conference. She will be speaking to us about her latest book, “What the Rest Think of the West,” in which she allows us to see ourselves through the eyes of Eastern travelers’ over the millennia. As Nicholas Dirks says about the book, “ “To see ourselves as others see us” isn’t just a famous line from Robert Burns; it’s an urgent requirement for the global twenty-first century.” Frame shifting from ethnocentric Western perspectives is an essential part of moving to a more sustainable future locally, nationally and globally.
Read about Dr. Nader and hear brief excerpts from an interview done by the Regional Oral History Office at Berkeley: Laura Nader: A Life of Teaching, Investigation, Scholarship and Scope by going to the ROH website:
I am attaching a flyer that you can share with colleagues and students. Please feel free to post or forward the flyer and/or information about the conference to others who might be interested in participating!
All of us at SWAA are eager to hear what work you and your colleagues and students are doing, whether it be in archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology or cultural anthropology, applied, public or theoretical anthropology, or some combination of any of the above. Be you an academic, a working professional, a graduate student or an undergraduate student, your attendance and contributions are essential to a lively dialogue about what anthropology has to contribute to a sustainable future. See you in April!
Kimberly Porter Martin, Ph.D.
President, Southwestern Anthropological Association
Professor of Anthropology
Sociology and Anthropology Department
University of La Verne
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
*CER Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods – May 28-July 2, 2015, Berkeley*
UC Berkeley’s Center for Ethnographic Research summer workshop provides
mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in
designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced
undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Students receive six weeks
of intensive methodological training in the design and practice of
qualitative methods in weekly seminars taught by CER graduate students.
There are two scholarships for students studying Native American issues.
Meetings will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 1-4 pm, May 28-July 2,
2015. Priority deadline is 3/16. Learn more and apply here:
I hope this workshop will be of interest to some of your students. The
instructors are excellent: one a graduate student in sociology and the
other in medical anthropology.
Deborah Freedman Lustig, PhD
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
2420 Bowditch St #5670
Berkeley, CA 94720-5670
A reminder from the AERA Qualitative Research SIG list. See link address below. Highly Recommended! — EdProf
I wish to take a moment to call your attention to the QR SIG website, currently maintained by Dr. Madeline Ortiz Rodríguez. The website is a quick reference for announcements of interest to members, including job postings and call for papers. I include the link here for your convenience: http://aeraqrsig.org/
Best wishes to all in the year ahead,
Lisa A. Mazzei
Department of Education Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Philosophy
University of Oregon
Sad news from the American Educational Research Association Qualitative Research SIG. Sari K. Biklen was the coauthor, with Robert C. Bicklen of a classic qualitative research textbook that went through five editions: Qualitative Research for Education: An Introduction to Theories and Methods, published by Prentice Hall. She also wrote A Practical Guide to the Qualitative Dissertation (with Ronnie Casella),2007; School Work: Gender and the Cultural Construction of Teaching, 1994, and Changing Education: Women As Radicals and Conservators (with Joyce Antler), 1990, and many other exemplary works. She will be deeply missed by those who knew her and those who benefited from reading her work. Her Memorial appears below. — Ed Prof
In Memoriam: Sari Knopp Biklen
Sari Knopp Biklen, Professor Emerita of Cultural Foundations of
Education and Women’s Studies, passed away on September 16, 2014.
“I know that I speak for all of her colleagues in expressing deep
sadness over Sari’s passing,” says Eric F. Spina, Syracuse University
vice chancellor and provost. “Her enthusiasm and contributions to this
University-and to generations of students-in teaching, scholarship,
and service, have been so valuable. The impact of her loss will be
felt not only by the School of Education, but by this entire academic
community and by alumni and friends across the country.”
Biklen, 68, retired from the School of Education in May 2014, after
thirty-eight years of service to Syracuse University. During her
tenure, she served as department chair of Cultural Foundations of
Education; was director of the Institute for Popular Culture, Media
Literacy and Education; and held a courtesy appointment in the
Sociology Department of the Maxwell School.
“Sari’s passing leaves us with a hole in our hearts but she has gifted
us with so much and her influence is deep,” says Barbara Applebaum,
professor and department chair of Cultural Foundations of Education.
“Under her guidance as department chair, the reputation of Cultural
Foundations of Education was enhanced across campus and nationally.
She was a caring friend and colleague and a compassionate mentor to
both students and faculty.”
A revered scholar, teacher, mentor, and adviser; Biklen was recognized
with many national and University accolades. She received the
Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Scholarship (2009), was
appointed a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching
Excellence (1999), and appointed a University Scholar by the American
Association of University Women (1999). She was the recipient of a
Syracuse University Outstanding Teacher Award (1996), the Willystine
Goodsell Award for scholarship and practice in gender and education
from the American Educational Research Association (1988), and was a
Rio Tinto-LaTrobe University Distinguished Visiting Fellow, in
Melbourne, Australia (1999).
Biklen specialized popular culture, qualitative research methods,
youth culture, and women’s studies. Her books include A Practical
Guide to the Qualitative Dissertation (with Ronnie Casella, Teachers
College Press, 2007), Qualitative Research for Education (with Robert
Bogdan; Allyn & Bacon, fifth edition, 2006), School Work: Gender and
the Cultural Construction of Teaching (Teachers College Press, 1995),
and Gender and Education (with Diane Pollard, National Society for the
Study of Education Yearbook, 1993). Her articles have appeared in
numerous journals including Teachers College Record, Qualitative
Inquiry, Phi Delta Kappan, and History of Education.
“Dr. Sari Knopp Biklen was my mentor, my teacher, and my friend. Her
unwavering belief in my ability to succeed laid a solid foundation for
my success in the academy,” says Cerri Banks ’00 G’04 G’05 G’06, Dean
of the College, Mount Holyoke College. “Sari led and taught by
example, challenging injustice through her scholarship and teaching,
and her commitment to equity, social justice, and education at the
highest levels of excellence was unwavering. This stance and her
advice and support gave me the courage to make brave decisions in our
profession and in life.”
Prior to her long career at Syracuse University, Biklen was Assistant
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Cazenovia College and
director of its Women’s Studies program. She also taught public school
at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Syracuse, NY; and
taught at Hiroshima Buddhist Women’s College and Motomachi High School
in Japan. She earned her Ed.D. and M.A. from the University of
Massachusetts School of Education in 1973, and a B.A. in English from
Earlham College in 1967.
She is survived by her partner in life, Dean Emeritus Doug Biklen
(School of Education), their children Noah (Naomi) and Molly (Jason),
and two granddaughters, Anika and Nora. In recent years, she and her
growing family enjoyed many cherished occasions at the Biklens’ new
home in rural Vermont.
Call for Submissions
The Qualitative Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites nominations for Outstanding Book Award for significant contributions to methodology of qualitative educational research. The Qualitative Research SIG will also recognize the winner of this award during the 2015 annual meeting of AERA in Chicago, IL. Books published with 2013 or 2014 copyright date will be considered for this nomination as long as they were not previously submitted for this award. The book may have been published anywhere in the world, but for the purposes of consideration must be available in English.
Criteria for judging the merits of the books include the significance and timeliness of methodological issue(s) addressed, integrity and quality of the discussion of the methods used for an empirical study, and contribution of the book to the advancement of knowledge about an area in educational research that can benefit qualitative inquiry. Books that use qualitative methods but do not advance methodological issue(s), or theorization of methodology, or do not substantially address contemporary issues in educational research through advanced use of qualitative inquiry are not eligible for this award.
To be considered for this award, please submit 4 copies of each of the following:
- A submission abstract (no more than 200 words) that provides a full citation of the book, a rationale on how the book contributes to the field of qualitative methodology.
- Letter of nomination that includes a brief clarification of the purposes, scope and quality of the book, an explanation of how the book contributes to the field of qualitative methodology (theoretically/pedagogically) and a discussion about why it is deserving of this methodological award.
- A summary of the book, prepared by the nominator, that gives an overview of the book, a description of individual chapters, and a statement that provides a context for book’s place in the field of qualitative research.
- A table of contents from the book.
- One representative chapter from the book that best exemplifies the contribution of the book to qualitative inquiry.
Nominations may be submitted by the author of the work, another scholar, or by the publisher of the work. Membership of the SIG is not a requirement for the nominee or nominator but is strongly encouraged.
Nominations must be received by Monday, November 3, 2014. Late nominations or incomplete nominations will not be considered. Please send nominations electronically to Dr. Kathryn Roulston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award finalists will be contacted in early December 2014 and may be asked to advise their publishers to supply 4 copies of the book to distribute to the committee for further consideration.
Please address inquiries to:
Dr. Kathryn Roulston
Qualitative Research Program
Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy
University of Georgia
308 River’s Crossing
850 College Station Road
Athens GA 30605