Dr. Meagan Call-Cummings
PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr. Call-Cummings is an Assistant Professor of Qualitative Methodology in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. She specializes in critical, participatory, and feminist methodologies.
- Critical, Feminist, Qualitative methodologies
- Participatory Action Research and Youth Participatory Action Research
- Participatory Evaluation
- Narrative Inquiry
- Research in schools/with youth/with communities on issues that are of concern for youth, teachers, parents, administrators, communities, etc.
- Creation, implementation, and evaluation of local- and school-level policies that promote equity, justice, peace, understanding.
Call-Cummings, M., Hauber-Özer, M., & Dazzo, G. (2019). Examining researcher identity development within the context of a course on PAR: A layered narrative approach. The Qualitative Report, 24(9), 2178-2196.
Call-Cummings, M. & Dennis, B. (2019). Participation as entangled self-assertion. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 20(2), Art. 24. https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-20.2.3203
Call-Cummings, M., Hauber-Özer, M., Byers, C., & Mancuso, G. (2019). The power of/in photovoice. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 42(4), 399-413. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2018.1492536
Call-Cummings, M., Hauber-Özer, M., & Ross, K. (2019). Struggling with/against the unintentional reproduction of power structures in participatory research: Using reconstructive horizon analysis. Action Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750319837324
Call-Cummings, M., Dennis, B., & Martinez, S. (2019). The role of researcher in participatory inquiry: Modeling intra-active reflexivity in conversational reflections. Cultural Studies ó Critical Methodologies, 19(1), 68-76. https://doi.org/10.1177/1532708617750677
Ross, K. & Call-Cummings, M. (2018). Acknowledging and transcending “failure”: Lifeworld possibilities and system constraints. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 22(1), 98-109. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2018.1501642
Schertz, H. H., Call-Cummings, M., Horn, K., Quest, K., & Law, R. S. (2018). Social and instrumental interaction between parents and their toddlers with autism: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Early Intervention, 40(1), 20-38. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053815117737353
Call-Cummings, M. (2018). Claiming power by producing knowledge: The empowering potential of PAR in the classroom. Educational Action Research, 26(3), 385-402. https://doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2017.1354772
Call-Cummings, M. (2017). “It’s too political”: The overt and covert silencing of critical Latino/a voices. Latino Studies, 15(4), 532-540. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41276-017-0086-7
Call-Cummings, M. (2017). Establishing communicative validity: Discovering theory through practice. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(3), 192-200. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800416657101
Call-Cummings, M., & Martinez, S. (2016). Consciousness-raising or unintentionally oppressive? Potential negative consequences of photovoice. The Qualitative Report, 21(5), 798-810. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss5/1/
Call-Cummings, M., & Martinez, S. (2016). “It wasn’t racism; it was more misunderstanding.” White teachers, Latino/a students, and racial battle fatigue. Race Ethnicity and Education, 20(4), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2016.1150830
Call-Cummings, M. & James, C. (2015). Empowerment for whom? Empowerment for what? Lessons from a participatory action research project. Networks: An On-Line Journal for Teacher Research, 17(2). https://dx.doi.org/10.4148/2470-6353.1029
Call-Cummings, M., & Hook, M. R. (2015). Endorsing empowerment? A critical comparative study of peace education in Jamaica and Peru. Journal of Peace Education, 12(1), 92-108. https://doi.org/10.1080/17400201.2014.970616
Call-Cummings, M., Hauber-Özer, M., & Rainey, J. (in press). Preparing critical educators and community-engaged scholars through participatory action research. In A. Zimmerman (Ed.), Preparing Students for Community-Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Call-Cummings, M., Manion, C., & Shah, P. (in press). Interrogating and innovating CIE research: Setting the stage. In C. Manion, E. Anderson, S. Baily, M. Call-Cummings, R. Iyengar, P. Shah, & M. Wittenstein (Eds.), Interrogating and innovating CIE research: Decolonizing practices for inclusive, safe spaces. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Baily, S., Scotto-Lavino, E., & Call-Cummings, M. (in press). Implications for methodology. Towards more equitable futures. In C. Manion, E. Anderson, S. Baily, M. Call-Cummings, R. Iyengar, P. Shah, & M. Wittenstein (Eds.), Interrogating and innovating CIE research: Decolonizing practices for inclusive, safe spaces. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Call-Cummings, M. & Ross, K. (2019). Re-positioning power and re-imagining reflexivity: Examining positionality and building validity through reconstructive horizon analysis. In K. Strunk & L. Locke (Eds.), Research methods for social justice and equity in education. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
Call-Cummings, M. & Hauber-Özer, M. (2018). The potential for (participatory) action research for school leaders, local policy makers, and university-based researchers. In C. Lochmiller (Ed.) Complimentary research methods for educational leadership and policy studies (pp. 121-140). New York, NY: Springer.**
Call-Cummings, M. (2017). Case study 3: One moment of participatory data analysis. In H. Kidwai, R. Iyenghar, M. Witenstein, & E. Byker (Eds.), Participatory action research and educational development: South Asian perspectives (pp. 247-254). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.**
Baily, S., Shah, P., & Call-Cummings, M. (2016). Reframing the center: New directions in qualitative methodology in international comparative education. In A. W. Wiseman & E. Anderson (Eds.), Annual review of comparative and international education 2015 (pp. 139-164). Bingley, England: Emerald Publishing.
Call-Cummings, M. & Abrikian, J. (2013). Jamaica’s path to peace and love in society. In I. Harris (Ed.), Peace education from the grassroots (pp. 1-19). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Under Review/In Revision
Call-Cummings, M., Dazzo, G., Beardsley, L., & Blibo, J. (under review). Performance as transformation/transformative: Problematizing performance in PAR. Action Research.
Call-Cummings, M., Shannon, Ú., & Buttimer, C. (under review). PAR in schools: Exploring issues of ownership and answerability across three cases. Harvard Education Review.
Hauber-Özer, M. & Call-Cummings, M. (under review). Empowerment or exposure? Ethical dilemmas of PAR with vulnerable migrants. Qualitative Research Journal.
Ross, K. & Call-Cummings, M. (under final review). Teaching failures. International Journal of Research and Method in Education.
Manion, C., Anderson, E., Baily, S., Call-Cummings, M., Iyengar, R., Shah, P., & Wittenstein, M. (in press). Interrogating and Innovating CIE research: Decolonizing practices for inclusive, safe spaces. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Cushman, K., Zenkov, K., & Call-Cummings, M. (under contract). New fires in our lives: Advice for teachers from high school students. New York, NY: The New Press.
Call-Cummings, M., Dazzo, G., & Hauber-Özer, M. (in review). Critical Participatory Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Introduction and Guide. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Press.
- Problems and Methods in Education Research (EDRS 810)
- Advanced Applications of Qualitative Methods (EDRS 822)
- Participatory Action Research (EDRS 833)
- Narrative Inquiry (EDRS 836)
- Doctoral Internship in Education (EDUC 890)
- Advanced Internship in Education (EDUC 994)
- Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (EDUC 998)
- Doctoral Dissertation Research (EDUC 999)