Discussion on Dos and Don'ts in using Qualitative Methods and Mixed Methods on Research

Fri, March 26, 2021 10:00 AM at

CREW and the Methods Workshop are hosting a seminar on Discussion on Dos and Don'ts in using Qualitative Methods and Mixed Methods on Research. The invited speakers are Kiera Crabtree (PhD Candidate, University of Michigan), David Cortéz (Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame), Camille Pellerin (researcher, Uppsala University), and Rochelle Terman (Assistant Professor, University of Chicago). 

The seminar will combine short presentations by each invited speaker (11 AM to 12:10 PM) and a discussion and Q&A (12:10 PM to 1 PM)

Kiela Crabtree is a PhD. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan with a focus on American Politics and conflict in the United States. Her work focuses on the impact of violence — specifically violence driven by identity — on political participation and public opinion. In her dissertation, she provides a more nuanced understanding of racially-motivated violence in the United States and the lasting implications of such violence on the political behavior of those targeted. She is an American Political Science Foundation Minority Fellow, and her research has been supported by the Hanes Walton Award for the Study of Race and Ethnic Politics, in addition to the Converse-Miller Fellowship in American Political Behavior.

David Cortez is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latinx Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His research centers on ethnic and racial identity with particular focus on intersectional and situational identity salience. His current book project explores the emergence of a disproportionately Latinx immigration law enforcement workforce as a metaphor for the minority experience in the United States. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, including interviews with and observations of more than one-hundred Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents across Texas, Arizona, and California, his research engages questions of belonging, obligation, and liminality to reveal the careful negotiation of cross-cutting social group memberships of Latinx immigration agents caught between two worlds: the police and the policed. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship Program. He received his PhD in Government from Cornell University and was a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University.

Camille Pellerin is a researcher at the Department of Government at Uppsala University. She co-coordinates the courses ‘Introduction to Development Studies’ (Bachelor level) and the ‘The Politics of Development’ (Master level). Camille's research focuses on state – society relations, democratisation, political reform, public administration and urban conflict in the Horn of Africa. Camille's research draws on over 26th months of ethnographic fieldwork in Ethiopia. Camille is an affiliate researcher at the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies and the Institute for Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University. She received her PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Rochelle Layla Terman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago and specializes in international relations, with an emphasis on international norms, human rights, and the Muslim world. She is currently working on a book project that examines resistance and defiance towards global human rights pressure. She teaches computational social science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Computational Tools for Social Science. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science with a designated emphasis in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.