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Current Events

The group meets most Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 4:30pm Eastern time online via Zoom with meeting ID 736-885-912. Anyone interested in learning about phenomenological research is welcome to attend.

In the Fall Semester of 2023, topics of research include the following:

  • Teen pregnancy in rural Appalachia
  • Women veterans who experienced military sexual assault and have chosen to reveal it through public online social media
  • Families of children with cancer in rural North Carolina
  • Emerging adults with anxiety and depression who adopted a plant-based diet
  • Lived experience of Navajo nurses on the reservation during the COVID 19 pandemic
  • Lived experience of Type 2 diabetics who have a continuous glucose monitor

If you are conducting phenomenological research and would like to be involved, please contact Dr. Sandra Thomas in the College of Nursing at

Coming Soon: Schedule of Research Presentations in the TPRG.

Conferences of Interest

Conference: Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy

Conference: Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences  note: the link takes you to a newsletter, which has the most up to date information on the conferences.

Conference: International Phenomenology Congress

Conference: International Human Science Research Conference

Conference: Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 

Conference: International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place 

Conference: Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy