Meagan Call-Cummings (PhD, Indiana University Bloomington) is an Associate Professor in the Advanced Studies of Education department of the Doctor of Education program. She specializes in critical qualitative research methodologies, with a particular focus on participatory, feminist, and anti-racist approaches. Her research is community-based and often engages photovoice, narrative inquiry, ethnography, and arts-based methods. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Youth Research Council ( and Revolutionizing Research for Social Change, a summer institute in anti-racist and decolonizing research methods (

Call-Cummings has published in journals including Qualitative Research, Qualitative Inquiry, The Qualitative Report, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, the International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, Action Research, Educational Action Research, Race Ethnicity and Education, Latino Studies, High School Journal, Journal of Peace Education, and the International Journal of Research and Method in Education. Her writing most often focuses on questions of ethics and validity in the context of participatory inquiry. Her textbook, Critical Participatory Inquiry: An interdisciplinary guide, is available for pre-order from Sageand her co-edited volume, Routledge international handbook of critical participatory inquiry, is available for pre-order from Routledge.

Keywords: Qualitative research; participatory action research; youth participatory action research; feminist research; narrative inquiry; photovoice; arts-based research; community-based research; anti-racist research.