Save the Date: 3rd Annual Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI),
June 4-9, 2017
The 3rd annual five-day Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI) for Underrepresented Minority Scholars will be held on June 4-9, 2017. IQRMI is organized by the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE) and supported by the New Connections Program, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Maryland Population Research Center, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland, College Park. Application will be released in November 2016.
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant
CRGE received additional funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (2016-2017) to extend our nationally recognized work on underrepresented minority faculty on “Diversify the Faculty, Transform the Institution: Learning from the Work-Life Experiences of African American, Latina/o and Native American Faculty.” The proposed initiative Creating Inclusive Learning Environments will convene a summit of leaders in higher education (presidents, provosts and deans) from across the nation who are committed to equity, and support the inclusion of URM faculty and students in welcoming and productive ways. CRGE will work in collaboration with the Kennedy School of Government leadership to co host the event at Harvard University in April 2017.
Welcome to CRGE's New Assistant Director: Dr. Diana Guelespe
Dr. Diana M. Guelespe is the incoming Assistant Director of CRGE. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Loyola University Chicago. She has conducted research in the areas of health, homelessness, education and immigration. Her scholarship focuses on the lives of mixed-status immigrant families and the daily challenges they confront as they pursue their education, seek and maintain employment and carry out family obligations while balancing the risk of deportation. She is committed to engaging in community-based participatory research to address social inequalities and identify policies that will improve the quality of life of marginalized community members.
Welcome to CRGE's CrISP Scholar: Lenora R. Knowles
Lenora R. Knowles, CrISP Scholar, is a first year doctoral student in the Women's Studies Department. Lenora's academic work pivots around the question of how are radical poor and working class African American women and Latinas doing grassroots organizing within their respective communities and together across lines of race, ethnicity, and immigration status. Lenora currently resides in Baltimore where she is actively engaged in grassroots community organizing efforts to end police brutality and economic injustice with an intersectional analysis of race, class, gender, sexuality, and immigration status
Underrepresented Minority Scholars (URM) from across the country participate in CRGE’s 2nd annual Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI)
Last June CRGE successfully hosted the second Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI) for Underrepresented Minority (URM) Scholars in collaboration with and support from MPRC and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections program. Over the course of five days, 20 participants from across the country learned from and engaged in critical discussions about research design, the writing process and surviving and thriving in academe, The courses were taught by eight noted qualitative and mixed methods scholars from across the colleges (School of Public Health, BSOS, College of Education and ARHU). Participants appreciated the opportunity to connect and network with peers and underrepresented minority scholars, enhance their qualitative data analysis skills, and apply an intersectional lens to their research. For additional information, please click here.
Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG)
With the support of MPRC, we will continue to award small grants to early career faculty and advanced dissertation students to support pilot work for grant submissions and publications, and for data analyses for dissertation completion. In addition this academic year Dr. Michelle Espino will direct the QRIG award and seminar/speaker series.
Due to our nationally recognized work on underrepresented minority faculty, CRGE received a supplemental grant to our current grant “Diversify the Faculty, Transform the Institution: Learning from the Work-Life Experiences of African American, Latina/o and Native American Faculty” from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The proposed initiative, Creating Inclusive Learning Environments, will convene a summit of leadership in higher education (presidents, provosts, and deans) from across the nation who are committed to equity, and support the inclusion of URM faculty and students in welcoming and productive ways. CRGE will work in collaboration with the Kennedy School of Government leadership to cohost the event at Harvard University in April 2017.