Invited Speakers

Please join us on April 15, 2017 for an exciting day of diverse qualitative presentations in addition to the following highlights:

Plenary Speaker, Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya (Kansas State University).

Dr. Carolyn Ellis (USF) will present "Compassionate, Collaborative Research and Documentary Storytelling." Carolyn Ellis will show a short documentary, "Groaning from the Soul," that she and Steven Schoen created together. The documentary describes and shows images from her visit, with Holocaust survivor Jerry Rawicki, to Treblinka, a death camp in Poland where Jerry's family members were killed. She will engage in an open discussion with audience members about her work with Jerry and the ethics, perils, and rewards of doing compassionate qualitative research with participants about the trauma in their lives.

Dr. Arthur Bochner (USF) will present "The Making of 'Coming to Narrative': Blended Genres in the Human Sciences."

The schedule of invited speakers and selected session presentations will be available in April.

Plenary 2017