Mixing Qualitative Methodologies – The Phenomenology and Grounded Theory of Hope and Hopelessness in a Colonized Context

Ruthellen Josselson Chair in Qualitative Inquiry Speaker Series will feature José Giovanni Luiggi-Hernández, Ph.D., M.P.H., on December 2, 10 a.m.-noon PT; 1-3 p.m. ET.

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The goal of this learning experience is to introduce the participant to the mixing of qualitative methodologies with the purpose of adequately answer multiple, complex research questions. To meet these goal, the speaker (1) will present literature regarding mixing qualitative methods (2) provide an example of how this has been done by presenting the methodology and results of his dissertation which is about the experiences of hope and hopelessness in Puerto Rico, and (3) will engage the participants in short experiential learning exercises that will help foster learning and promote curiosities about the process.

Guest Speaker: José Giovanni Luiggi-Hernández, Ph.D., M.P.H.

José Giovanni Luiggi-Hernández, Ph.D., M.P.H.

José Giovanni Luiggi-Hernández, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Luiggi-Hernández is a qualitative research specialist for QualEASE or Qualitative Evaluation and Stakeholder Engagement Service at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Medicine, a science writer for Mad in America, and was recently awarded his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology by Duquesne University. His dissertation was an exploration of how hope and hopelessness are lived in Puerto Rico’s contemporary colonized context, and the factors and dynamics that play into the development of these phenomena. Within the field of psychology, Luiggi has primarily focused on promoting healing practices and constructing knowledge from critical and decolonial perspectives; with particular interest in transforming psychoanalytic and phenomenological praxis using these frameworks and attitudes. With a background in public health and working within a medical department, Luiggi has also focused on social determinants of health, particularly the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community, stigma related to HIV and drug use, and has experience in health psychology research and clinical interventions such as mindfulness for chronic pain and CBT for diabetes.

Event Host: Amy Taylor, Ph.D.

Amy Taylor, Ph.D.

Amy Taylor, Ph.D.

Amy Taylor, Ph.D., Director of the Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies, Clinical Psychology faculty member, and the Inaugural Ruthellen Josselson Chair in Qualitative Inquiry. She received her Ph.D. in existential-phenomenological psychology from Duquesne University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship and psychoanalytic training at the Austen Riggs Center in western Massachusetts. She has additional training in applying psychoanalytic ideas to groups, families, and couples. Her clinical and research interests are broad, but she is especially interested in links between psychoanalysis and embodied experience, gender and sexuality, and technology. Recent foci include how pregnancy and parenthood shift clinician identity and how the analyst/ therapist’s office serves as a holding extension of the therapist’s body.

Established in 2020, the Ruthellen Josselson Chair in Qualitative Inquiry fund supports Fielding faculty research, while honoring the legacy of Dr. Josselson and affirming the importance of qualitative research in psychology as acknowledged by the American Psychological Association Division 5, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. Learn more.

Learn more about the Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies and join as a member.

Questions? Email alonso@fielding.edu.

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