If you’ll still be in town May 18-21, do plan to come to an exciting international conference hosted on our campus.  Many well-known scholars from around the world will be presenting talks–1,200 talks in all!  

The conference has plenty of unusual and creative components!  For you double majors in Spanish, Portuguese or Turkish: the first day of the conference (Wed., May 18) will feature dozens of talks in those languages!  That first day also features a series of talks about using qualitative methods in social work and psychology.  

And the conference also includes a poetry reading, and an interactive art exhibit in which social science posters mix with fiber arts (felt and mixed media pieces) to create a multi-dimensional approach to data analysis!
Friday features dozens of sessions on ethnographic methods, including talks on online ethnography, discourse/narrative, social justice, feminism, mixed methods, autoethnography, writing, marginalized communities, globalization, motherhood, and much more.
UIUC anthropology faculty presenting at the conference includes Michael Kral (Wed., Fri.) and Alma Gottlieb (Fri.).

Full schedule at: http://www.icqi.org/
More info:

Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: “Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Advocacy”

Date   May 18, 2011 – May 21, 2011
Time   8:30 am  
Location   Illini Union
Email   reg.icqi@gmail.com
Phone   217-333-0795
Sponsor   Area Studies Centers

Keynote Addresses:

“Writing Against Othering” Michal Krumer-Nevo, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

“Turning the Next Wide 21st Century Corner: Holistic Restorative Justice Principles in Qualitative Inquiry” John H. Stanfield, II Indiana University

Over 1,300 persons, from more than 67 nations have registered for the Congress. 
There are 21 pre-conference workshops. More than 1,200 papers will be presented 
in over 270 sessions. 
Six day Pre-Congress Days-A Day in Spanish and Portuguese, A Day in Turkish, 
A Day in Qualitative Healthcare, A Day in Psychology, A Day in Social Work, and  
Indigenous Qualitative Inquiry-will be held on May 18.