Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work

Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July 2017

Migration (detail) (Maskull Lasserre,

Plenary Keynotes

Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State University
Des Fitzgerald, Cardiff University
Anna Hickey-Moody, University of Sydney
Gabrielle Ivinson, Manchester Metropolitan University, Emma Renold, Cardiff University and Jên Angharad, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Hillevi Lenz Taguchi and Lena Aronsson, Stockholm University
Maggie MacLure, Manchester Metropolitan University
Jerry Rosiek, University of Oregon
Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University
Deborah Youdell, University of Birmingham

Putting Theorists to Work: Workshops and Events


Provocations, Improvisations: Encounters between Art, Sciences & Qualitative Research
A collaborative event involving artists, art theorists, scientists and researchers.

Delegate Presentations
Conference strand for delegates wishing to present their own research. If you are a delegate and you would like to present an aspect of your own research, or present a paper at the conference, please complete the following form delegate led session and return this to

About the Summer Institute
Learn about the latest in theory and methodology, in dialogue with leading international theorists. For qualitative researchers looking for stimulating engagements with theory, from doctoral students to more experienced researchers, in education, social sciences, health and caring professions, arts and humanities.

A mix of keynote sessions, small-group discussions and workshops. Interaction is an important part of the week’s activities! We welcome groups of research students or staff from a single institution, who wish to attend as a cohort.

The Education and Social Research Institute at MMU is a leading centre for applied social and educational research, with a world-class reputation for the development of theory and methodology. 67% of our research was rated as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' in REF 2014, with 100% of our research Impact being rated 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading'. Our theoretical work is distinctive in being firmly grounded in our extensive experience as applied researchers, educators and policy analysts. We do not just teach theory as an abstract body of ideas: we ourselves put theory to work in designing better, more critical and more useful research; in research degree training and teacher education; and in contributions to policy debates and international collaborations.

Standard delegate fee: £495 (including all lunches and refreshments, plus wine reception)
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL 31 MARCH 2017: enables you to book ensuite accommodation at our Manchester Metropolitan University Cluster Flats.
Either 4 nights, 10-13 July 2017 for £196.80 inc VAT,
or 5 nights 9-13 July 2017 for £246.00 inc VAT.

To book your place click here

Summer Institute in Qualitative Research
The Education & Social Research Institute
Faculty of Education
Manchester Metropolitan University
Brooks Building
53 Bonsall Street
M15 6GX

tel: +44 (0)161 247 2010


Further information about the 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015 events can be found via the links on this page.