Social Work Assistant Professor Selected to Participate in 2019 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute

Social Work Assistant Professor Selected to Participate in 2019 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute

4/19: On March 22, School of Social Work Assistant Professor Josalin Hunter-Jones was selected to participate in the 2019 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI) at the University of Maryland College Park.

IQRMI is a training institute that focuses on qualitative research methods and also incorporates discussions on the intersections of race, gender, class, ethnicity and sexuality.

The weeklong institute will provide instruction in methodological skills, writing and navigation of institutional norms.

“I consider it an honor being chosen to participate,” Hunter-Jones said.  

She has engaged in qualitative research for many years, all of which has focused on marginalized groups who are at unique risk for poor health and mental health outcomes. She has always been aware of intersectionality as a theoretical framework to consider her work; however, she never approached her research projects with the skill of utilizing intersectionality in qualitative design, interpretation and analysis.

“I am looking forward to walking away with this skillset,” she said.

Additionally, Hunter-Jones said she is looking forward to meeting other scholars who might serve as support on the tenure-track journey, which has, historically, been difficult for women of color like herself.

“Beyond what IQRMI offers to its participants, it is my hope that this experience provides knowledge and tools I can contribute in collaborations with faculty colleagues and students across disciplines at UNCW and beyond,” she said.