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WCQR2024 Pre-Conference Panel Discussion ‘The Practice of Arts-Based Qualitative Research’

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14 September 2023 @ 17:00 18:00 WEST

The Practice of Arts-Based Qualitative Research

September 14th, 2023 | Online (Free)

12:00 PM (EDT/UTC-04:00 – New York, Washington, Miami, Toronto, Montreal…)
5:00 PM (WEST/UTC+01:00 – London, Lisbon, Dublin…)
12:00 AM (UTC+08:00 – Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Manila, Perth…)
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Duration: 60 minutes

This Panel Discussion is part of the pre-WCQR2024 program. The 8th World Conference on Qualitative Research will be held from 23 to 25 January 2024 in São Miguel – Azores (Portugal), Johannesburg (South Africa), and online.

Autoethnography/ethnography provides a window into understanding human experience. Also termed arts-based research, auto/ethnography provides rich insight into culture, social and political contexts. Fiction, illness narratives, and counterstories of human experience reveal the rich layering of human identity. This session will discuss the varied arts-based approaches to auto/ethnography, the panelists’ interests in this form of research, and the importance of stories in understanding the human experience culturally, socially, and politically. 


Christiana C. Succar, Ph.D.

Dr. Christiana C. Succar is an independent scholar and researcher. She is a visiting assistant professor of education. Her research specializes in teacher identity and education, ELA curriculum and instruction, and literacy education. She is an editor for The Qualitative Report, a peer-reviewed online monthly journal.


Ash Watson, Ph.D.

Dr Ash Watson is a Senior Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney, with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society and the Centre for Social Research in Health. Her current research uses creative and qualitative methods to explore how people live with digital technologies and imagine the future. Her PhD project drew together auto/ethnographic, fiction-based and literature analysis methods to explore the sociological imagination and create a sociological fiction novel, Into the Sea (Brill, 2020). She is Fiction Editor of The Sociological Review, author of the novel Into the Sea (Brill, 2020), and the creator/editor of So Fi Zine (sofizine.com), an open access publication for sociological fiction, poetry and visual art.

Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, Ph.D.

Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd is an award-winning scholar-activist, associate professor and chair in the Department of Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies at Texas State University. Her research agenda primarily focuses on broadening participation of women of color and historically underrepresented minorities in the U.S. P-20 (preschool, K-12, undergraduate, graduate) STEM (science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, mathematics) and Computing (STEM+C) workforce ecosystem. Recently, she was recognized as an early NSF CAREER scholar awardee for her research on broadening participation of Black and Hispanic women in the P-20 STEM+C workforce pipeline (Award No. 2046079).

Erin Parke, Ph.D.

Dr. Erin Parke is a member of the teaching faculty at St. Petersburg Collegiate High School in Florida. She received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. In 2017, her autoethnographic dissertation Chasing Zebras: Rediscovery Identity after illness received the Illinois Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation Award from the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry. Her research interests center on autoethnography as a means to explore identity and trauma.

Meeting ID: 997 6872 3793 | Password: 821254