13th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference (MQRC)

Venue: University of St. Thomas

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2007 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2007
Registration Date: Apr 20, 2007
Early Registration Date: Mar 30, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2007
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Mitchell Duneier to Speak at 13th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference

MINNEAPOLIS- The University of St. Thomas will play host to the 13th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference April 20-21, 2007 on the university’s St. Paul campus. This year’s featured speaker will be Mitchell Duneier.

Dr. Duneier is an award winning researcher and author. His first book, Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity, which was largely his dissertation, won the 1994 American Sociological Association's award for Distinguished Scholarly Publication, an unheard-of achievement for a dissertation. His research for this work consisted of listening to the stories of men gathered at a cafeteria in Hyde Park, Chicago, where he ate his meals for four years. For Sidewalk (2000), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the C. Wright Mills Award, he spent five years observing the world of street vending in Greenwich Village. His ethnographic projects on the streets of Chicago and New York have made a large impact on the qualitative research culture.

This conference attracts practitioner-scholars and students from the Midwest and across the country to discuss in an open atmosphere the challenges and rewards of qualitative methodologies of all types. Interested graduate students, faculty and practitioners are invited to submit presentation proposals on qualitative research projects in the fields of: K-12 and higher education, sociology, ministry, social work, women's studies, health care, public policy, business, engineering and law.

Presenting at the Midwest Qualitative Conference is a great way for doctoral students and alumni scholars to present their research in a professional yet comfortable setting. Formats available for concurrent sessions are: individual presentation, panel presentation, symposium, and works in progress. Proposal deadline is January 15, 2007.

If you are interested in attending the conference or submitting a proposal, please contact Allissa Koenen, University of St. Thomas School of Education at (651) 962-4983 or email aakoenen@stthomas.edu. For more information on the conference, visit www.stthomas.edu/education/events/MQRC. To order featured books by Mitchell Duneier, call the University of St. Thomas Bookstore at (651) 962-4340.


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Additional Information

Featured Speaker- Mitchell Duneier, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Registration Fee: $130 Before March 30, $150 After March 30 Student Rate: $50 Before March 30, $70 After March 30 An administrative fee of $25 will be charged for any cancellations prior to March 30, 2007. After March 30, 2007, registration fee is nonrefundable. For more information, call Allissa Koenen at (651) 962-4983 or email aakoenen@stthomas.edu.