Dajanae Palmer

  • Assistant Professor, Qualitative Inquiry
  • John C. Weaver Faculty Fellow in Higher Education Administration

Dajanae Palmer is an Assistant Professor of Qualitative Inquiry in the department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Dr. Palmer earned her PhD in Higher Education at Indiana University Bloomington. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University and her Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Palmer’s research interests are in examining and uplifting the experiences of graduate students, exploring feminist ​methodologies, and using critical theories to analyze the systems of domination in higher education. Dr. Palmer has experience working with Black women graduate students through her research with sista circle methodology, Black feminist thought, critical race feminism, and critical qualitative inquiry.

Areas of Expertise

  • Feminist methodologies
  • Graduate student socialization
  • Critical qualitative inquiry
  • Black feminism