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Post Philosophies and the Doing of Inquiry Webinar Series

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This free webinar series is a year-long virtual space on Zoom that meets monthly on the topic of post qualitative inquiry and the doing of inquiry inspired by a range of post philosophies. Each session involves one or two international guests who have experience with inquiry approaches inspired by post philosophies such as posthumanism, poststructuralism, affect theories, feminist ‘new’ materialism, and postcolonialism. 

Content

Each panelist will discuss the following:

  1. How does your philosophical approach influence your ways of doing inquiry?
  2. What does this philosophical approach make thinkable or possible for inquiry? (so how does your approach relate to more traditional practices such as literature reviews, data collection, analysis, and so forth)
  3. What are your perspectives on methodology(ies) and/or methods? How do you envision that in your approaches to doing inquiry?
  4. What mechanisms could be put in place at universities to help supervisors and/or committees support students doing post philosophy inspired ways of inquiring?

Invited guest speakers will discuss the philosophical approaches which underpin their practice and what this makes possible for doing inquiry, their perspectives on methodologies and ideas for assisting supervisors and students to engage in these kinds of research. The invited panelists also suggest several readings for webinar attendees to read prior to the webinar, although not required (see list of readings).

Webinars

  • Webinars are on the third Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted)
  • 9:30 am Central Standard Time in the U.S., 4:30pm Cape Town, SA time zones (unless otherwise noted)
  • 1 ½ hour duration with hosts interviewing the panelist(s) then time for questions from attendees
  • Zoom links will be added throughout the year

We invite faculty members and students to join this online learning space. Our goal is to record and make publicly available the webinars with permission from panelists. Please see detailed information below.

Previously recorded webinars

You can access past recordings of webinars on the Post Philosophies and the Doing of Inquiry youtube channel. Subscribe to the channel to get updates when new recordings are posted. 

Partnership

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University of the Western Cape, South Africa

This webinar series is made possible by a collaborative partnership between the University of Missouri System and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa, starting in 1986. Funding is provided through the University of Missouri South African Education Program (UMSAEP) Committee, which supports academic exchanges between the MU and UWC and provides opportunities for teaching and learning, research, and community engagement between the two universities. 

Contact

If you have questions about the webinar series, accessing the Zoom webinar link, and/or need assistance in accessing the suggested readings, please email Erin Price at erin.price@mail.missouri.edu.


Invited Speakers and Suggested Readings


Iris van der Tuin

August 20, 2020 • Iris van der Tuin

Professor of Theory of Cultural Inquiry and Director of the School of Liberal Arts, Utrecht University

Zoom Webinar Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95261824882

Suggested Readings:


Elizabeth St. Pierre

September 17, 2020 • Elizabeth St. Pierre

Professor of Critical Studies in the Educational Theory and Practice Department and Affiliated Professor of both the Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research Program and the Institute of Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia

Zoom Webinar Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/96126098723

Suggested Readings:

  • St. Pierre, E.A. (published online June 2020). Why post qualitative inquiry? Qualitative Inquiry.
  • St. Pierre, E.A., Jackson, A.Y. & Mazzei, L. (2016). New empiricisms and new materialisms: Conditions for new inquiry. Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, 16(2), 99-110.
  • St. Pierre, E.A. (2016). Curriculum for new material, new empirical inquiry. In N. Snaza, D. Sonu, S.E. Truman & Z. Zaliwska (Eds.), Pedagogical matters: New materialisms and curriculum studies (pp. 1-12). New York, NY: Peter Lang

October 15, 2020 • Stephanie Springgay

Director of the School of the Arts and Associate Professor at McMaster University

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings:

  • Springgay, S. (2018). ‘How to write as felt’ touching transmaterialities and more-than-human intimacies. Studies in Philosophy and Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11217-018-9624-5
  • Springgay, S., Truman, A., & MacLean, S. (2019). Socially engaged art, experimental pedagogies, and anarchiving as research-creation. Qualitative Inquiry, DOI: 10.1177/1077800419884964

November 19, 2020 • Alecia Jackson & Lisa Mazzei

Lisa Mazzei

Lisa A. Mazzei
Professor of Education Studies at the University of Oregon, USA where she also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Philosophy

Alecia Jackson

Alecia Jackson
Professor of Educational Research at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where she is also affiliated faculty in the Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies program

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings:

  • Jackson, A.Y. (2017). Thinking without method. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(9), 666-674. 
  • Jackson A. Y. & Mazzei, L. A. (2017). Thinking with Theory: A New Analytic for Qualitative Inquiry. In Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research (5th edition). Sage Publications.
  • Mazzei, L. A. (2017). Following the Contour of Concepts. Toward a Minor Inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(9), 675-685.

December 17, 2020 • Kakali Bhattacharya

Professor, Qualitative Research Program, Research, Evaluation, Measurement, University of Florida

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings: TBA


Erin Manning

January 21, 2021 • Erin Manning 

Research Chair, Speculative Pragmatism, Art, and Pedagogy; Director, Interdisciplinary PhD in the Humanities & Faculty of Fine Arts; and Director, SenseLab at Concordia University

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings: TBA


February 18, 2021 • Ezekiel Dixon-Román

Associate Professor & Director, MS in Social Policy Program and Chair, Data Analytics for Social Policy Certificate Program, University of Pennsylvania

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings: TBA


March 18, 2021 • Aaron Kuntz

Professor and Chair, Counseling, Recreation, and School Psychology, Florida International University

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings: TBA


Kathrin Thiele

April 15, 2021 • Kathrin Thiele

Associate Professor Gender Studies and Critical Theory at Utrecht University

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings:

  • K.Thiele, M. Górska, & P. Tùrer (forthcoming/2020). “Relation(al) Matters: Vulnerable Pedagogies, Care, and Carriance a (C)air-ful(l)ness in Higher Education.” In: V.
  • Bozalek, M. Zembylas, J. Tronto (eds.), Posthuman and Care Ethics for Reconfiguring Higher Education Pedagogies: North/South Ruptures and Entanglements (London/New York: Routledge).
  • K. Thiele, (forthcoming/2021). “After Humanism? – The Problem of Time and/as Transformation in Critical Thinking.” In: B. Kaiser, K.Thiele, & T. O’Leary, The Ends of Critique (London: RLI).

May 20, 2021 • Elizabeth de Freitas & Nathalie Sinclair

Liz de Freitas

Elizabeth de Freitas
Professor in The Education and Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and professor of mathematics education at Adelphi University, NY

Nathalie Sinclair

Nathalie Sinclair
A Canada Research Chair in Tangible Mathematics Learning at Simon Fraser University and a Professor in the Faculty of Education

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings:

  • de Freitas, L. & Sinclair, N. (2020). Measurement as relational, intensive and inclusive: Towards a ‘minor’ mathematics, Journal of Mathematical Behavior.
  • de Freitas, E. & Sinclair, N. (2018). The Quantum Mind: Alternative Ways of Reasoning with Uncertainty. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 18, 1-13.

June 17, 2021 • Fikile Nxumalo & Eve Tuck

Fikile Nxumalo
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Eve Tuck
Associate Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings: TBA


July 15, 2021 • Sarah E. Truman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Note time change for this webinar: 10 pm Melbourne, Australia; 7 am CST in the U.S; and 2 pm Cape Town, SA)

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings: TBA


August 19, 2021 • David Ben Shannon

PhD student, Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Manchester Metropolitan University

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings: TBA


September 16, 2021 • Maggie MacLure

Professor and leader of the Theory and Methodology Research Group in the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Manchester Metropolitan University

Zoom Webinar Link: TBA

Suggested Readings: TBA