Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute 2017-11-15T21:23:52+00:00


Intersectional research is a theoretical framework and strategy that begins with the experiences of marginalized groups and examines the interconnected structures of power that affect individual and group identities and choices. This approach promotes social justice and social change by linking research and practice.

About The Institute

Since 2015, the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE) has organized the week-long Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI). Few training institutes in the country focus on qualitative research methods and, currently, none incorporate discussions regarding the intersections of race, gender, class, ethnicity, and other dimensions of inequality.

Specific areas of research include the following:

  • Advancing innovation in knowledge and practice in child welfare and juvenile justice systems
  • Promoting economic, social, and educational opportunities for working families
  • Creating community change for families
  • Addressing health disparities and inequality

The goals of the institute are to: enhance qualitative research and writing skills; develop critical intersectional perspectives for designing and interpreting research; and develop and hone navigational skills to successfully negotiate academic career paths.

The Institute has been generously 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.

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