Select Publications 

The following are select publications, many of which purposefully include collaboration and mentorship of early career researchers, which I describe for a few of the recent publications. For additional information and projects, see ResearchGate and

Questions in Qualitative Social Justice Research in Multicultural Contexts (2021, Routledge) 

Questions in Qualitative Social Justice Research in Multicultural Contexts take readers on an accessible and inspiring journey to critically self-reflect on current or future research practices to encourage and facilitate greater equity, inclusion, and social justice in qualitative research.

Select endorsements:

  • Questions in Qualitative Social Justice Research in Multicultural Contextsis an outstanding text for conducting social-justice oriented qualitative research in today’s world. Special features such as “reflections for the field” written by leading researchers add a layer of depth to this book. Thoughtfully organized, well-written, with timely examples, this text will serve students and researchers well.” —Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., author of Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Approaches


CohenMiller, A., Rakisheva, A., & Smat, N. (2022). Proposing an emancipatory pedagogy of body-mapping in higher education: Theory and practical integration of Action Research for Transformation and arts-based research. Action Research.

  • For this publication, I mentored two graduate students through the development of research and publication for this piece, starting within the formal classroom throughout multiple years of collaboration.

CohenMiller, A., Mahat-Shamir, M., Pitcho-Prelorentzos, S., & Possick, C. (2022). “He put his a** in your faces:” Disruption of voice and inclusion in an academic conference witnessed through collaborative ethnography and critical incident technique. International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education.

  • In this work, I brought together colleagues from Israel including early career researchers, in order to unpack and understand a disruption experienced at an academic conference we all attended.

The article is offered open access as highlighted in the Nature Public Health Emergency Response Collection here.

This publication was a collaboration with a PhD student including this outcome, a photovoice study, and the public scholarship website gallery: Photovoice: Motherscholars during Quarantine.

CohenMiller, A., Demers, D., Schnackenberg, H., & Izekenova, Z. (2022) “You are seen; you matter:” Applying the theory of Gendered organizations to equity and inclusion for motherscholars in higher education. Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 15(1), 87-109. doi: 10.1080/26379112.2022.2025816

CohenMiller, A., Durrani, N., Kataeva, Z., & Makhmetova, Z. (2022) Conducting focus groups in multicultural educational contexts: Lessons learned and methodological insights. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. – open access

Durrani, N., CohenMiller, A., Kataeva, Z., Seitkhadyrova, A., & Badanova, A. (2021). “The fearful khan and the delightful beauties”: Doing gender in secondary school textbooks in Kazakhstan. International Journal of Educational Development (IJED). – open access

CohenMiller, A. S., Demers, D., Schnackenberg, H. (2020). Rigid flexibility in research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Download here (Q1 as of March 2021)

CohenMiller, A. (2020). Spiraling. Academic Motherhood and COVID-19. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative. 11(2), 9-20. Download here (invited for republication in a multiple series reprint for InsideHigherEd, see Ch 1 here, Ch 2 here, Ch 3 here)

CohenMiller, A. S. (2021). Performing, passing, and covering motherhood in academic spaces: An autoethnographic account. LEARNingLandscapes13(1), pp. 97-114. 

CohenMiller, A. S., Smat, N., Yenikeyeva, A., & Yassinova, K. (2020). Gender representation in social media: Using gender audit as method to develop educational researchers in Kazakhstan. The Qualitative Report. (Q1 as of March 2021)

CohenMiller, A. S., Koo, S., Collins, N., & Lewis, J. (2020). EXPOsing gender in science: A visual analysis with lessons for gender awareness and science diplomacy. Gender, Technology and Development. doi: 10.1080/09718524.2019.1695519. Download here(Q1 as of March 2021)

CohenMiller, A. and Lewis, J. (2019). Gender audit as research method for organizational learning and change in higher education”, Demos, V., Segal, M.and Kelly, K. (Ed.) Gender and Practice: Insights from the Field (Advances in Gender Research, Vol. 27), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 39-55. Access here.

Ajodhia, A. & A. S. CohenMiller (2019). Can arts-informed pedagogy facilitate communities of learning and belonging for minoritised early years children? An integrative review of research. International Journal of Early Years Education. DOI: 10.1080/09669760.2019.1685467 

 CohenMiller, A. S. & Demers, D. (2019) Conflicting roles of mother and academic?: Exploring the use of arts-based self-care activities to encourage wellbeing. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal. Download here.

 CohenMiller, A. S. & Miller, M. (2019) Resources for online teaching in the sciences: A multistage search and classification of open video repositories (OVR). College Teaching. Download here.

CohenMiller, A. S. & Pate, E. (2019). A model for developing interdisciplinary research and theoretical frameworks. The Qualitative Report, 24(6). Download here(Q1 as of March 2021)

Miller, M. & CohenMiller, A. S (2019). Open video repositories for college instruction: A guide to the social sciences. Online Learning. Download here(Q1 as of March 2021)

CohenMiller, A. S., Sagitova, R. Ogay, S., Tselenko, Y., Shakhmanova, A., Saburova, A. (2019). What is a family-friendly campus? An Exploratory Study to Develop Student Research and Provide Practical Results. American Journal of Qualitative Research. Download here.

CohenMiller, A.S. (2018). Creating a participatory arts-based online focus group: Highlighting the transition from Docmama to Motherscholar. The Qualitative Report23(7), 1720-1735.
Download here(Q1 as of March 2021)

 Boivin, N., & CohenMiller, A. S. (2018). Breaking the “Fourth Wall” in qualitative research: Participant-led digital data construction. The Qualitative Report23(3), 581-592. Download here. (Q1 as of March 2021)

CohenMiller, A. S.(2018). Visual arts methods in phenomenology. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FSQ)19(1). Download here(Q1 as of July 2021)

Spires, KCohenMiller, A. S. (2018).Accessibility in Central Asia: Collaboration between Graduate School and Library. IFLA Journal, 44(1), 35-43.  Access here.

Gimranova, A.*, Nurmanova, M.* & CohenMiller, A. S.(2018). Texting and language learning: WhatsApp group chats and Near Peer Role Modeling (NPRM). LEARNing LandscapesSpecial Issue: Teaching with Technology: Pedagogical Possibilities and Practicalities, 11(1), 121-135. Download here.

CohenMiller, A. S., Faucher, C., Hernández-Torrano, D., & Brown Hajdukova, E. (2017). Practical steps for Using interdisciplinary educational research to enhance cultural awareness. International Journal of Research & Method in Education. Special Issue: Adoption, Adaptation, and Integration: Renegotiating the Identity of Educational Research through Interdisciplinarity, 40(3), 288-298. Access here(Q1 at the time of submission)

CohenMiller, A. S. (2016). Artful research approaches in #amwritingwithbaby: Qualitative analysis of academic mothers on Facebook.LEARNING Landscapes, 9(2). Special Issue, Artful Inquiry: Transforming Understanding Through Creative Engagement9(2), 181-196. Download here.

CohenMiller, A. S. (2013). Motherhood in academia: A grounded theory pilot study of online texts. Educational Research: Theory and Practice (formerly, The Researcher), 25 (1), 47-66. Access here.

CohenMiller, A. S. (2012). Interdisciplinary projects emerging naturally: Reflection from a doctoral student’s first American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) conference. Adult Learning, 23(4), 196-200. Access here.

Dentith, A., CohenMiller, A. S.*, Jackson, G.*, & Root, D.* (2011). Developing globalized teacher education curriculum through interdisciplinarity. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 13(1-2), 77-92. Access here.

CohenMiller, A. S. (2008). Stealth Language Teaching: A preschool foreign language pilot program. Practicing Anthropology, 30(1), 50-53. Download here.