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Book co-edited by Winn nets top honor from Qualitative Research group

March 04, 2015

A publication co-edited by UW-Madison’s Maisha T. Winn has earned the 2015 Outstanding Book Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (SIG).

The book that is receiving the honor is titled, “Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry With Youth and Communities.”

Humanizing ResearchWinn is the Susan J. Cellmer Chair in English Education, and a professor with the UW-Madison’s top-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. This book is co-edited with Michigan State University’s Django Paris.

According to the SAGE web page promoting this publication, “What does it mean to conduct research for justice with youth and communities who are marginalized by systems of inequality based on race, ethnicity, sexuality, citizenship status, gender, and other categories of difference? In this collection, editors Django Paris and Maisha Winn have selected essays written by top scholars in education on humanizing approaches to qualitative and ethnographic inquiry with youth and their communities. Vignettes, portraits, narratives, personal and collaborative explorations, photographs, and additional data excerpts bring the findings to life for a better understanding of how to use research for positive social change.”

Winn and Paris are to be recognized during the Qualitative Research SIG’s annual meeting April 19 in Chicago.