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Congress of Qualitative Inquiry May 15-18, 2013
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May 15-18, 2013

The Ninth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from May 15-18, 2013. The theme of the 2013 Congress is “Qualitative Inquiry Outside the Academy.”

The 2013 Congress will offer scholars the opportunity to debate these issues, to foreground qualitative inquiry as a shared, global endeavor, while engaging the politics of advocacy, pro and con, 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.

Sessions will take up such topics as: the politics of advocacy; audience, partisanship, the politics of evidence; ethics of inquiry, public policy discourse; indigenous research ethics; 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.

On May 15 there will be pre-conference special interest group events and on May 16, morning and afternoon professional workshops. The Congress will consist of keynote, plenary, spotlight, featured, regular, and poster sessions. There will be an opening reception and barbeque as well as a closing old fashioned Midwest cook-out.

We invite your submission of paper, poster and session proposals. Submissions will be accepted online only from August 15 until December 1 2012. Conference and workshop registration will begin August 30, 2012. To learn more about the 9th International Congress and how to participate, please visit our website:
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