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Introduction to Intersectional Qualitative Research, by Jennifer Esposito and Venus Evans-Winters, introduces students and new researchers to the basic aspects of qualitative research including research design, data collection, and analysis, in a way that allows intersectional concerns to be infused throughout the research process. Esposito and Evans-Winters infuse their combined forty years of experience conducting and teaching intersectional qualitative research in this landmark book, the first of its kind to address intersectionality and qualitative research jointly for audiences new to both. The book’s premise is that race and gender matter, and that racism and sexism are institutionalized in all aspects of life, including research. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a struggling researcher emphasizing that reflecting on your mistakes is an important part of learning. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help instructors generate dialogue in class or in groups. Introduction to Intersectional Qualitative Research makes those identities and structures central to the task of qualitative study.


Chapter 1: (Re)volution of Qualitative Inquiry
Chapter 2: Theoretical Underpinnings of Qualitative Research
Chapter 3: The Ethics of Intersectionality
Chapter 4: Methodology
Chapter 5: Data Collection Methods
Chapter 6: Data Analysis Part 1
Chapter 7: Data Analysis Part 2
Chapter 8: Authorial Voice: Intersectional Conversations
Chapter 9: The Reimagining and Possibilities of Qualitative Inquiry
Key features


  • Written for students and researchers new to qualitative research
  • Each chapter features a chapter-opening vignette, showing a researcher struggling with a particular aspect of intersectional qualitative research
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help instructors and students generate meaningful dialogue around key topics in research
  • Examples of intersectionality in qualitative research help students think deeply about intersectional concerns within the research process

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ISBN: 9781544348520