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MAXQDA Professional Trainer:
Dr. Silvia Torezani

Language(s)English, Spanish
LocationEl Paso, Texas, USA
RadiusUnited States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America


  • Starter Workshop
  • Advanced Workshop

Method Focus

  • Qualitative Evaluation
  • Ethnography
  • Content Analysis
  • Mixed Methods
Methodological Expertise
  • Ethnography
  • Content Analysis
  • Online Research
  • Survey Design
  • Qualitative Evaluation
Consulting Services

Consulting Research Groups in Social Research, Ethnography, Human-Animal Connection.

Customized training based on your specific research needs and transcription services are also available upon request.


I hold a PhD in anthropology and have used MAXQDA for analyzing qualitative semi-structured in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, audio-visual interviews, archival research materials, as well as survey data. These analyses were conducted with a variety of methodological approaches, including grounded theory, content and mixed methods approaches. I have analyzed data in the fields of cultural identity, migration, refugees’ employment, cross-cultural communication among international students, experiences of disease and illness. Currently I am working through data from projects in the areas of healthcare access for the immigrant elderly, and health benefits of the human-animal connection. Part of my career also involved training graduate students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in acquiring and developing research skills, including the use of qualitative data analysis softaware packages. I have considerable experience designing and teaching content at university level in both, face-to-face and online environments.

Relevant Publications

Torezani, S. (2015). Cholera. In C. Clark Northrop (Ed.), Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 173-174). London: Routledge. (Reprinted from: 2005).        

Torezani, S. (2012). Learning communities across cultures. Intercultural Education, 23(1), 39-40.

Jones, N., Torezani, S., & Luca, J. (2012). A peer-to-peer support model for developing graduate students’ career and employability skills. Intercultural Education, 23(1), 51-62.

Mohammedali, M., & Torezani, S. (2011, August, 15-19). Digital Tools for Research. Proceedings from ECU Research Week, Perth.

Torezani, S. (2011). Nortinos’ Fugue: the re-making of social status in the migration context. Sort, 50(100), 500.

Torezani, S. (2010). Ethnography across disciplinary borders: a strategic response to increasing demand and decreasing Resources. Anthropology News, 51(6), 5-8. doi:10.1111/j.1556-3502.2010.51605.x

Fozdar, F., & Torezani, S. (2008). Discrimination and well being: perceptions of refugees in Western Australia. International Migration Review, 42(1), 30-63. doi:10.1111/j.1747-7379.2007.00113.x                                                                                                    

Torezani, S., Colic-Peisker, V., & Fozdar, F. (2008). Looking for a “missing link”: formal employment services and social networks in refugees’ job search. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 29(2), 135-152.

Torezani, S., Tilbury, F., & Colic-Peisker, V. (2006). Seeking jobs, finding networks: refugees’ perceptions of employment services. Proceedings from Sociology for a Mobile World: Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association.

Torezani, S. (2005). The ‘Latin’ among Chileans: naming and embodiments of culture among Chileans in Perth, Western Australia. Journal of Iberian and Latin American research, 11(1), 95-102.

Torezani, S. (2005). Nortinos’ national narrative among Chileans in Perth, Western Australia. América Latina: Un Textil de Diversidad Y Cambio, 20, 119.

Torezani, S. (2003). Diablada and the Nortino migrants in Perth. Australian Folklore, 18, 139-145.


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