19th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry17-20 May 2023, Urbana, Illinois, USA
Theme: Qualitative Inquiry in Post(?)-Pandemic Times
The 2023 Congress will be in-person, unless there is a need to hold it virtual-only.
The theme of the 2023 congress is Qualitative Inquiry in Post(?)-Pandemic Times. As we prepare for the 2023 Congress, it is becoming ever more common to hear that ‘the world’ has turned multiple corners in the last year, slowly recovering from a devastating epidemic not seen in the 20th century: while COVID-19 vaccines are becoming increasingly available to the broader population uncertainty erodes any permanent sense of hope. Thus we cannot lose sight of the broader context in which the 2023 Congress will take place: not only will the social, cultural, political, and economic fallout from COVID-19 continue to impact all quarters of daily life (including the politicization of vaccines, mask wearing, and so forth), but so, too, will the following: the social justice struggles of BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements; growing violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities; rising authoritarianism and nationalist sentiment; settler colonialism; environmental crises; economic shocks to higher education; continuing public health crises; political assaults on science; the fracturing of communities.