Founding Editor:

Michael W. Firmin, Cedarville University


Wayne A. Babchuk, University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Yuchun Zhou, Ohio University 

Managing Editor:

Alexis Chavez, University of Nebraska--Lincoln 

Associate Editors:

Mark A. Giesler, Saginaw Valley State University

Debbie MillerUniversity of Nebraska--Lincoln

Bernadro Pohl, University of Houston - Downtown

Tiffany Young, Doane University

Copy Editor:

Paige HespeUniversity of Nebraska--Lincoln

Editorial Board:

Kimberly Acquaviva, George Washington University

Kimberly Baker, University of Northern Iowa 

Andrea Bingham, University of Colorado

Jessika Boles, Vanderbilt University

Eileen Boswell,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

L. Ebony Boulware, Johns Hopkins University

Huan Chen, University of Florida

Megan Powell Cuzzolino, Harvard University

Elizabeth Dore, Radford University

Jazlin Ebenezer, Wayne State University

Kassandra Engfer, Hawaii Pacific University

Jennifer Esposito, Georgia State University

Cecilia Fernandez, University of Michigan

Priva Fischweicher, Barry University

Abe Flanigan, Georgia Southern University

Janice Fournillier, Georgia State University

Kathleen Gilbert, Indiana University

Robin Goldberg-Glen, Widener University

Petter Grahl Johnstad, Hordaland County Municipality

Lauren Gulbas, Dartmouth College

Jennifer Hall, University of Lynchburg

Suejung Han, Illinois State University

Anne Hornak, Central Michigan University

Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania

Joseph Hruby, Baldwin-Wallace College

Lee Humphreys, Cornell University

Robert S. Isherwood, Slippery Rock

Suzie Jones, Utah State University

Christina Kim, Cedarville University

Effie Kritikos, Northeastern Illinois University

Maria E. Lozano, Columbia University

Tiffani N. Luethke, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Jose Martinez, Seymour Community Schools (Indiana)

Judy Meloy, Castleton State College

James Morton, University of Alaska Fairbanks

James L. Olive-Liebhart, University of Dayton

Laura Parson, North Dakota State University

Erin Partridge, Notre Dame de Namur University

Analay Perez, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Robin Phelps-Ward, Clemson University

Lubomir Popov, Bowling Green State University

Tobin Richardson, KSM Consulting

Mary Romero, Arizona State University

Carolyn Rouse, Princeton University

Diane Ryndak, University of Florida

Kennedy Saldanha, Eastern Michigan University 

Rachel M. Schmitz, Oklahoma State University

Hong-Chi Shiau, Shih-Hsin University (Taiwan)

Ruslan Slutsky, University of Toledo

Maureen V. Spelman, North Central University

Deborah Skinstad, Stellenbosch University 

William Stevens, University of Chicago

Tony L. Talbert, Baylor University

Herb L. Thompson III, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Ashley Thrasher, Western Carolina University

Dorothy Valcarcel Craig, Middle Tennessee State University

Mark Warren, Harvard University

Leah E. Wickersham, Texas A & M University

Lindy B. Williams, Cornell University

Chelsea Wooding, National University

Victoria Zascavage, Xavier University

Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (JEQR) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed periodical, publishing scholarly articles that address topics relating directly to empirical qualitative research and conceptual articles addressing topics related to qualitative. The journal has been assigned ISSN #1935-3308. It is indexed with ERIC and EBSCO (H.W. Wilson, Social Science Full Text, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, SocINDEX, and Academic Search Complete). Additionally, we intend to pursue abstract indexing with PsychInfo and other indexing organizations. An example of a published JEQR article is Researching Violence: Conducting Risky Fieldwork in Dangerous Spaces Across Latin America and the  Caribbean.

JEQR is a printed journal available for subscription at university libraries. Inquiries, including permission for reprints, should be sent to The journal (ISSN 1935-3308) accepts unsolicited manuscripts from all scholars, with prompt feedback regarding their status for potential publication.

Beyond typical fair-use federal guidelines, permission is granted for the photocopying of single articles for use by university faculty in non-profit contexts, including library reserve use or reading packets. This assumes that no profit is made from the copying and permission has been obtained from the article's respective lead author. PDF files of JEQR articles are provided to authors which reasonably may be shared at their discretion for teaching and limited scholarly purposes, provided the non-profit parameters indicated above. JEQR articles may not be reprinted elsewhere without express consent from the journal's executive editor.

JEQR gratefully acknowledges peer-review assistance from the Editorial Board. In the spirit of open academic inquiry, views expressed in the articles represent the respective authors and are not necessarily endorsed by the editors or related universities.

Among other quality research conferences, potential JEQR authors are encouraged to first present their papers at the Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference. EQRC began at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), moving to Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Subsequent sponsors included Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), State University of New York (Albany), and Cedarville University (Greater Dayton area, Ohio). EQRC possesses a long and rich tradition as a forum for dissemination of scholarly ideas in the qualitative research tradition. The conference is usually held in February, with the call for papers issued in fall semester. Visit for details.

In addition to EQRC, the journal also publishes juried papers from a number of other quality conferences, following independent peer-review by JEQR staff and its review board members.  Please notify the JEQR editor if you are aware of other qualitative research conferences that may desire affiliation with the journal.

JEQR also welcomes submissions of all manuscripts that have not been presented at conferences. Although authors often benefit from the feedback received through conference presentation, it is not an explicit or implicit requirement for JEQR publication and the editorial staff welcome all original manuscripts that are not simultaneously under other journal publication consideration or review.