The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute for Advanced Doctoral Students


Now accepting applications for 2020!
Click here to apply. 

Live FAQ Session: Meet the core faculty and submit your Qs in real time during our live info session, streaming on the Latino Studies YouTube Channel Tuesday, November 19, 12:30pm CST. 

Or visit our FAQ page here. 


About the Institute:

The Latino Research Institute at The University of Texas at Austin is partnering with the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE) at the University of Maryland, College Park to provide advanced doctoral students a unique training opportunity at the Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute for Advanced Doctoral Students (IQRMI-ADS). Few training institutes in the U.S. focus on qualitative research methods and, currently, none incorporate discussions regarding the intersections of race, gender, class, ethnicity, and other dimensions of inequity. In addition to facilitating these important conversations, this institute provides practical lessons in professional development to intersectional scholars in their pursuit of successful research careers.

Goals of IQRMI-ADS:

  • Develop critical race and intersectional perspectives for designing and interpreting research
  • Enhance qualitative research data analyses, holistic interpretation, and analytic writing
  • Provide guidance on the completion of the doctoral degree and professional development strategies to support transition to a postdoctoral or academic position

Through daily seminars, writing groups, and interactions with peer colleagues, IQRMI-ADS participants have the opportunity to apply their new skills to enhance the interpretation of their qualitative data analysis. This year's core faculty specialize in the following areas of scholarship (though all research areas are welcomed):

  • Promoting economic, social, and educational opportunities for working-class families
  • Addressing disparities and inequities in health and mental health

  • Contextualizing everyday arts and practice as forms of cultural citizenship

General Information:

When: Sunday, June 21 – Friday, June 26, 2020

Registration Fee: $900.00 (Check with your academic departments for travel and other forms of graduate student support.)

Application Deadline: Midnight (CST) on Monday, December 2, 2019

Apply Here. 

See here for additional information about CRGE and IQRMI for early career faculty.  

Applicant Criteria:

  • Doctoral students must have advanced to candidacy within the last three years
  • Applicants must have collected data on an intersectional qualitative research project
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program at a U.S. accredited institution


Scholars who are Mexican American, African American, Native American, Puerto Rican, or from other socially and economically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

For inquiries about IQRMI-ADS, contact LRI@austin.utexas.edu.