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Alice McIntyre

Alice McIntyre is Professor Emeritus at Hellenic College, Brookline, MA. Way before that, she was a classroom teacher in elementary and middle schools for 12 years. She has a master’s degree in Guidance Counseling and a doctorate in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. For the past 23 years, she directed and taught in elementary education preparation programs at northeastern colleges. She has engaged in a wide range of community-based or participatory Action research projects examining violence and war in Northern Ireland, whiteness, the lives and education of young people of Color living in Bridgeport, CT; and how mindfulness can be integrated into a 5th grade curriculum in a Boston public school. Alice is known for the use of Photovoice with her co-researchers in PAR projects.

In addition, she has taught a variety of education and psychology undergraduate and graduate courses; supervised dozens of student teachers; worked closely with many classroom teachers and staff; and participated in multiple international, national, and local conferences.

Currently, she is teaching in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, as well as teaching and chairing a number of dissertations in the Ed.D. program at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. The program's dissertation in practice process begins at the onset of a student’s coursework as they identify their problem of practice and develop an action plan—incorporating cycles of data collection and analysis, collaboration, change work, and reflection—culminating in the dissemination of their action research findings.

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McIntyre, Alice (1995). Making meaning of whiteness: Participatory action research with white female student teachers. Boston College.

McIntyre, Alice, and M. Brinton Lykes. (1998) "Who's the boss? Confronting whiteness and power differences within a feminist mentoring relationship in participatory action research. Feminism & Psychology 8, no. 4: 427-444.

McIntyre, Alice. (2000) Antiracist pedagogy in the university: The ethical challenges of making whiteness public. In M. M. Brabeck (Ed.), Practicing feminist ethics in psychology (pp. 55–74). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/10343-003

McIntyre, Alice. (2000). Constructing meaning about violence, school, and community: Participatory action research with urban youth. The Urban Review 32, no. 2: 123-154.

McIntyre, Alice (2000). Participatory Action Research. In Inner City Kids, pp. 13-33. New York University Press.

One STEP Group, McIntyre, Alice, & Patricia McKiernan (2000). At a split second: Visual stories of/by young people living in an urban community. Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.

McIntyre, Alice. (2001) II. ‘You Should Watch at Least One Show of Jerry Springer’: Urban Girls Explore the Meaning of Feminism. Feminism & Psychology 11, no. 2: 157-161.

Bridging the Gap between Feminism and Participatory Action Research A working conference, June 22-24, 2001 at Boston College Mary Brydon-Miller, Patricia Maguire, and Alice McIntyre


McIntyre, Alice. (2002). Women researching their lives: Exploring violence and identity in Belfast, the North of Ireland. Qualitative Research 2, no. 3: 387-409.

McIntyre, Alice. (2003) Participatory action research and urban education: Reshaping the teacher preparation process. Equity & Excellence in Education 36, no. 1: 28-39.

McIntyre, Alice. (2003). Through the eyes of women: Photovoice and participatory research as tools for reimagining place." Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 10, no. 1: 47-66.

McIntyre, Alice. (2003). Feminist Fieldwork and Political Change. Feminism & Psychology, 13(3), 283–286. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353503013003001

McIntyre, Alice. (2003). A worm's eye view of the everyday: Insights from the field. Feminism & Psychology 13, no. 3: 310-316.

Brydon-Miller, Mary, Patricia Maguire, and Alice McIntyre (Eds.) 2004. Traveling companions: Feminism, teaching, and action research. Greenwood Publishing Group.

McIntyre, Alice. (2004). Women in Belfast: How violence shapes identity. Greenwood Publishing Group.

McIntyre, Alice. (2007) Participatory action research. Sage Publications.

McIntyre, Alice, Nikolaos Chatzopoulos, Anastasia Politi, and Julieta Roz. (2007) Participatory action research: Collective reflections on gender, culture, and language." Teaching and Teacher Education 23, no. 5: 748-756.

McIntyre, Alice (2008) Concluding Reflections. Participatory Action Research: SAGE Publications: 61-9.

McIntyre, Alice (2018). Purposeful pausing: Integrating a mindfulness practice into the student teaching experience. Teacher Education and Practice, Vol. 31, no 1.

McIntyre, Alice. (2019). Elementary students practicing mindfulness: A meeting of the minds. Rowman & Littlefield.

Jan. 4, 2023

Episode 6 with Alice McIntyre

In this episode, our guest is activist teacher educator Alice McIntyre, known for her use of Photovoice in PAR. She discusses the challenges of her first PAR project with white classroom teachers to make meaning of their whi...

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