Out of respect for our colleagues outside of the University of Toronto, the upcoming public seminar scheduled for May 19th is postponed. On April 22, 2021, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council voted to censure the University of Toronto. CAUT defines censure as “a sanction in which academic staff are asked to not accept appointments or speaking engagements at the institution until satisfactory changes are made.”
On Wednesday, May 19, from 12-1:30 PM, Dr. Josephine Wong will present in CQ’s latest online seminar. There will be a 1-hour presentation and moderated discussion, followed by a 30-minute informal chat with the presenters. The Zoom link to join the seminar will be emailed to participants on the morning of the presentation.
Register for the event here. This session will be recorded.
Title: Still Arriving?! Decentering the “Post” in (Post)Qualitative Inquiry
Abstract: In 2013, Patti Lather and Elizabeth A. St. Pierre co-edited a special issue in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education that invited scholars to explore “what comes next for qualitative research” as a response to the neoliberal repositivisation of research. This “post” movement draws on poststructuralist perspectives, especially the works of Deleuze and Guattarri, and aligns with posthumanism and new materialism. In this CQ presentation, Wong argues that qualitative research has yet to ‘arrive’ and encourages a critical dialogue to decenter the “post” which remains premised on Western epistemic dominance. Arguing for epistemic justice, Wong invites recognition and appreciation of indigenous onto-epistemological paradigms that exist in Africa, Asia, North America and around the world to facilitate a shared methodological arriving. To illustrate the possibilities in collective being-doing-becoming qualitative research, Wong draws on her community-based action research.
Josephine Pui-Hing Wong, RN, PhD is a Professor and Research Chair in Urban Health at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University.