Our Mission

Utilizing media and qualitative methods in psychology as forms of scholarship, public engagement, and social action.

The Media-Based Inquiry Lab, a research collaborative at the University of Texas at Austin, conducts qualitative inquiry in psychology through text, film, and multimedia projects. We rely on the power of story and narrative to explore individual and collective human truths. Additionally, the use of media in scholarship is a unique tool for broadening the accessibility of research and inquiry. Our projects are informed by social justice values and are often vehicles for social action and public engagement.