Come check out the Qualitative Research Workshop Series!

Interested in qualitative research methods but not sure where to start? Conducting a qualitative dissertation and looking for some guidance? Simply want to know what qualitative research is and why people are so excited about it?

 Come check out the Qualitative Research Workshop Series!

In this series of workshops, experienced graduate scholars from the CUNY Psychology Department will talk about their research and lead attendees in a series of activities designed to introduce basic qualitative techniques and theory. See below for details about our first presenters, Allison Cabana and Devin Heyward.

Community members, graduate students, faculty, and staff in all disciplines are invited.

 Date: 11am – 2pm, Saturday, Dec 2 (future dates TBA)

Location: Slobodkina Reading Room

(across the parking lot from East Hall)

 ***To attend, please RSVP to pienkos@hartford.edu***

 In your RSVP, please include the following information:

  • What qualitative research are you currently working on (if at all)? What stage are you in this project?
  • What kind of prior training do you have in qualitative research (if any)?
  • Do you plan to attend future qualitative research sessions?

Presenter information:

Devin A. Heyward, MPhil., M.A. is a doctoral candidate in the Social-Personality Psychology Doctoral Program at the Graduate Center – CUNY and a professor at St. Peter’s University in the Sociology/Urban Studies Department. Devin’s dissertation analyzes how racial identity changes over the life span and how it is influenced by self-initiated encounter events, in particular genetic ancestry testing. Additionally, she has worked on varying projects concerning HIV prevention for college going women; a national Queer Person of Color (Q-POC) participatory research project for incarcerated persons; and two international projects in Uganda and Peru concerning children’s rights. Prior to joining the Sociology/Urban Studies Department at St. Peter’s University, Devin taught several courses at The City College of New York, including Psychology and the Black Experience, Social Psychology and the Social Psychology of Racism and Prejudice. Additionally, she has taught Health Psychology at Lehman College, Intro Psychology at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), and “Teaching Diverse Learners,” a Master’s level course, at SUNY Empire State College.

 Allison L. Cabana is a participatory researcher and doctoral student in the Critical Social Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate and University Center. Her work has included “What’s Your Issue?,” a national PAR project employing a participatory online survey, as well as, being a part of a local NYC based youth research collective investigating LGBTQ+ & GNC youth of color’s experiences with community and identity. Employing a PAR epistemology in her work, Cabana has interrogated knowledge production and academic scholarship using ethnographic interviews, participatory surveys, and quantitative data analysis. Allison’s work is committed to prioritizing the experience(s) and knowledge(s) of queer and trans people of color. In addition to her research work, Allison has taught Psychology courses at Bronx Community College, and been involved in a variety of workshops focusing on participatory epistemology and methodology (PAR and CPAR).

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