Teaching Qualitative Research as a Transgressive Practice [Call for papers]

Qualitative Inquiry are publishing a special issue dedicated to teaching qualitative research (QR), to be guest-edited by Dr. Ping-Chun Hsiung (University of Toronto).

As stated in the call for papers:

Insufficient attention has been paid to the problematic perception that teaching QR involves merely passing on directive techniques or tool kits. Even less attention has been paid to the pedagogical practices among scholars in the ‘scientific’ fields, indigenous scholars within the Western core, and qualitative practitioners from the geopolitical South. This special issue will conceptualize teaching QR as a paradigmatic approach that sustains QR, resists positivistic domination, and encourages transformative potential.

The journal welcomes theoretically and practically oriented submissions, as follows:

  1. Teaching critical QR as a transgressive practice in disciplinary domains where positivist research is more common; in the globalized South; and by aboriginal scholars within the Anglo-Saxon mainstream. Submissions in this category should be 25–30 double-spaced pages long.
  2. Strategies of teaching QR critically, with a view to showcasing how QR has been successfully used to foster“a counter discourse against positivist science”. Submissions in this category should no longer that 10 double-spaced pages long.

All submissions are to be sent to the guest editor, Ping-Chun Hsiung (pchsiung[at]utsc.utoronto[dot]ca), by 31 August 2014. Authors are requested to adhere to the journal’s style guidelines.


  1. I love how you take the time to post the calls for papers/abstracts for journals and conferences. I’m still somewhat new to the publishing/presenting aspects of academia, but I aspire to soon be a contributor.

    • Hi Michelle!

      I’m glad to know that you find this useful, and thanks for taking the time to say so! Looking forward to reading about your first presentation :)

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