Kim Martz presented at the Ninth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry on May 15-18 at the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. She presented “Qualitative Inquiry for Exploring New Health Care Environments” in the “Holes in Health Care Research? The Role of Qualitative Inquiry” symposium.
Martz presented alongside her dissertation committee chair, Janice M. Morse from the University of Utah, who is well known for her work with qualitative inquiry.
The 2013 Congress focused on the theme of “Qualitative Inquiry Outside the Academy” and offered scholars the opportunity to engage in debate on how qualitative research can be used to advance the causes of social justice, while addressing racial, ethnic, gender and environmental disparities in education, welfare and healthcare.
The International Association of Qualitative Inquiry was launched in 2005 at the First Congress. In 2013, this association has a newsletter, over 4500 members, a global network of collaborating sites, and its own international journal, the International Review of Qualitative Research, which, starting in 2013, will be published by the University of California Press.