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Qualitative Methods Research Cluster Symposium 2023

Join us for a whole-day event focused on qualitative research methods in social sciences, humanities, public health, and engineering design. All OSU faculty, researchers, instructors, graduate students, and undergraduate students are invited!


  • 8:30 - 9 a.m.
    • Snack and coffee
  • 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.: Opening Notes
    • Dr. Shaozeng Zhang, assistant professor, OSU School of Language, Culture, and Society (SLCS)
    • Dr. Carolyn Mendez-Luck, professor emerita, OSU College of Health
  • 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.: Complementing Analytical Frameworks to Interpret Qualitative Data in Social Sciences
    • Dr. Nírvia Ravena de Sousa, professor, Federal University of Pará, Brazil
  • 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.: Language and Memory in Health Ethnography
    • Dr. Emily Yates-Doerr, associate professor, SLCS
  • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.: Storytelling vs. Statistics: Three Decades of Writing and Researching Latin American History
    • Dr. Nicole von Germeten, professor, OSU School of History, Philosophy, and Religion (SHPR)
  • 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.: Integrating Qualitative Research Methods into Multi-disciplinary Research Teams
    • Dr. Bastian Thomsen, postdoctoral researcher, University of Oxford, U.K.
  • 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.: "Into the Archive": Qualitative Data from Quantitative Sources
    • Aimee Hisey, PhD candidate and instructor, SHPR
  • 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.: Lessons from the Brazilian Amazon Fire Zone: Conducting Ethnographic Research in Conflict Areas
    • Mariana Ribeiro Porto Araújo. PhD student and instructor, OSU School of Language, Culture, and Society
  • 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.: Students and Faculty Workshop - Qaulitative Research Methods Training
    • Group facilitators:
      • Aimee Hisey, PhD candidate and instructor, SLCS
      • Elizabeth Olson, MA student, SLCS
      • Kiernan Kilkenny, MS student, OSU College of Engineering (ENG)
      • Ethan Copple (on Zoom), PhD student, ENG
  • 5: 00 - 6:00 p.m.: Snack and social


Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts.

Monday, November 27, 2023 at 8:30am to 6:00pm

Memorial Union Building (MU), Horizon Room (049)
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

Event Type

Conference or Workshop

Event Topic



Faculty and Staff, Student



Center for the Humanities , College of Liberal Arts
Contact Name

Shaozeng Zhang

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