Qualitative Methods 2010

Qualitative Research Methods for Mobilities Studies

Organized as part of the EUROQUAL programme, we are happy to announce a one-day workshop on Qualitative Research Methods for Mobilities Studies on 6th June 2010 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The workshop aims to complement the international seminar on Mobile Constitutions of Society, which takes place in Neuchâtel on 7-8 June 2020. Organized by MOVE, this methods workshop focuses on methodological innovations in mobility studies and discusses the challenges of using qualitative methods in this emerging interdisciplinary field of studies.

We invite proposals from graduate students whose research focuses on one of the three broad thematic areas outlined:

  1. The mobility of norms and forms of bio-scientific knowledge, population-health care policies, medical technologies and practices
  2. The mobility of models of urban built forms
  3. The mobility of norms and regulatory mechanisms as they relate to migration, human trafficking, the state, or built environments

Students will have the opportunity to discuss their qualitative research designs with experts in the field, including:

  • Aditya Bharadwaj (Edinburgh)
  • Lawrence Cohen (California)
  • John Comaroff (Chicago)
  • Vinh-Kim Nguyen (Max Planck)

Please see attached call for more details.

Deadline extended to 5 May 2010. The call is now closed.


If you are interested in participating, we ask to send us a short e-mail by 2 June 2010 to indicate your interest, and which days (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) you plan to attend, so that we can anticipate demand. Registration and participation is free.