Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Emeritus Research Professor of Communications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of over 50 books and 200 professional articles and chapters. He is the past President of The Midwest Sociological Society, and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. He is founding President of the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry (2005–), and Director of the International Center of Qualitative Inquiry (2005–). He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, founding co-editor of Qualitative Inquiry, and founding editor of Cultural Studies–Critical Methodologies, International Review of Qualitative Research, and Studies in Symbolic Interaction: A Research Annual.