Peter Miterko, MA of he lab, was highlighted in Western Today:
Peter Miterko graduated from Western with an master’s degree in anthropology in 2017 and was one of WWU’s Outstanding Graduate Students. He specialized in participatory action research with a focus on permanent supportive housing.
One method Miterko used in his thesis research is photovoice, an innovative, multimodal approach to qualitative research that uses photography to promote positive social change. Miterko conducted semi-structured interviews, asking participants to take photos and tell stories about those photos to show their experience and identify issues most important to them. Miterko gathered the participants’ photography to use as data, but the photos were also displayed in a downtown Bellingham gallery, then later in the permanent supportive housing program where Miterko’s research was originally conducted.