13th annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference is April 20-21

13th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference is April 20-21

The Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration of the School of Education again will host the 13th annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference (MQRC). This year's conference will be held April 20-21 on UST's Minneapolis campus. The MQRC showcases the work of researchers who use qualitative research methods to better understand all aspects of how we work and live.

This year's plenary keynote speaker is Dr. Mitchell Duneier, professor of sociology at Princeton University and regular Visiting Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity (University of Chicago, 1992) and Sidewalk (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999).

Sidewalk is an acclaimed urban ethnography, recipient of the C. Wright Mills Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The book documents the subsistence strategies of homeless people who have few routes into housing or the formal economy. Duneier used ethnographic film to provide visual evidence for his findings and provides an epilogue that updates the stories of his subjects. He will show sections of the film as a vehicle for discussing the use of film in ethnographic work as well as the dilemmas of representation in urban ethnography.

Additionally, the conference will feature concurrent sessions featuring individual paper, panel, symposium and works-in-progress presentations by graduate students, faculty members and professionals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Proposals still are being considered and should be submitted online as soon as possible.

For more information and to register and submit your proposal online, visit the School of Education 's Events and Conferences Web page.