Call for Presentation Proposal Abstracts
A day in
CRITICAL QUALITATIVE INQUIRY:
RESEARCH IN THE CONTEXT OF NEOLIBERAL HIGHER EDUCATION
Pre-Congress Event at the 9th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
For some time, researchers engaging in critical qualitative work 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. However, the contemporary imposition of neoliberal forms of knowledge and practice within all 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 injustice and oppression in any form. From within this neoliberal condition, critical work is of utmost importance. This pre-Congress event is designed for the purpose of discussing research and actions that can/do address this contemporary circumstance. This pre-Congress day will involve research presentations as well as a broader business meeting to discuss the circumstance overall.
Presentation proposals are invited that use critical qualitative inquiry to:
(1) Unveil the complexity of neoliberal practices within higher education;
(2) Demonstrate methods of support for critical qualitative scholars in the changing climate that is higher education, especially under contemporary neoliberal conditions that include the privileging of academic conservativism;
(3) Construct diverse forms of critical qualitative inquiry and innovative methods for sharing that research; and
(4) Increase and maintain critical qualitative inquiry as an avenue for equity and social justice across disciplines.
Submissions are invited that address one or more of these issues and/or a related use of critical qualitative inquiry. Delegates are asked to submit an original abstract of 200 words describing the presentation. Proposals for panels of three to five speakers on specific topics are also welcome; the panel’s Chaiperson should provide a session title, topic abstract, and list of presenters with title and abstract from each presenter. Submissions to the Day in Critical Qualitative Inquiry will be accepted online (http://www.icqi.org/) until December 15, 2011. Notification of acceptance will be within two weeks after the submission deadline. To be part of the pre-Congress program, presenters must register for the Congress.
Questions regarding the event can be addressed to the organizers of the Day in Critical Qualitative Inquiry: Kenya Wolff, University of North Texa, Kenya.Wolff@unt.edu OR Gaile S. Cannella, University of North Texas, Gaile.Cannella@unt.edu