Prof Norman Denzin biography

Norman Denzin 2015


NORMAN K. DENZIN is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. One of the world’s foremost authorities on qualitative research and cultural criticism, Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including The Qualitative Manifesto; Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire; Searching for Yellowstone; Reading Race; Interpretive Ethnography; The Cinematic Society; The Voyeur’s Gaze; and The Alcoholic Self. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor (with Yvonna S. Lincoln) of four editions of the landmark Handbook of Qualitative Research, co-editor (with Michael D. Giardina) of five plenary volumes from the annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, co-editor (with Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research, and editor of three book series.


Five key publications

Norman Denzin. (ed.) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research. Ed. Sage Publications, 2005.

Denzin , Norman. Studies in Symbolic Interaction. Elsevier, 2004.

Denzin , Norman. 9-11 in American Culture. AltaMira Press, 2003.

Denzin , Norman. Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials. Sage Publications, 2003.

Denzin , Norman. Performance Ethnography. Sage Publications, 2003. 


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