Collaborative Futures in Qualitative Inquiry critically reflects on and explores the role of qualitative research amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. Against this unprecedented backdrop, it asks what research means during a global pandemic and what it means to be an academic.

Leading international scholars from the United States, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom wrestle with the changing dynamics of research in pandemic times. Collectively and collaboratively, contributors call for a critical, performative, social justice inquiry directed at the multiple crises of our historical present—a rethinking of where we have been, and, critically, where we are going. More specifically, contributors focus on such topics as: the emotional geographies of academic writing; assaults on science and truth; pedagogies of the imagination; indigenization and reconciliation; the search for our common humanity; and the relevance of qualitative inquiry in an era of big data and digital transformation.

Collaborative Futures in Qualitative Inquiry is a must-read for faculty and students alike who are interested in imagining new ways to collaborate, to engage in research and activism, and represent and intervene into social life in pandemic times.

chapter |14 pages


ByNorman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina

part Section I|30 pages

Political Futures

chapter 1|12 pages

The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism 1

ByHenry A. Giroux

chapter 2|17 pages

Becoming Weary/Wary: Confecting Anew in a Fascist World

ByAaron M. Kuntz

part Section II|46 pages

Performative Futures

chapter 3|10 pages

Betweeners: Our Common Humanity in Repressive Times

ByClaudio Moreira, Marcelo Diversi

chapter 4|14 pages

The Emotional Geographies of Academic Writing: Writing as a Method of Survival

BySophie Tamas, Katarina Georgaras, Maria Dabboussy

chapter 5|7 pages

It Is a Lonely Voice Between Social Rebellion and the Pandemic

ByCésar A. Cisneros Puebla

chapter 6|14 pages

Whimsy, Ethnographic Writing, and the Everyday: Possibilities, Politics, Poetics

ByKatie Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Wyatt

chapter |14 pages


Sublime Resistance: Imagining Peace, Freedom, Health, Happiness, Community *
ByJohn M. Johnson