Tony Adams

Tony Adams (PhD, University of South Florida) ) is a Caterpillar Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Bradley University. Before Bradley, he worked at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) for nine years. In 2017, he was honored to be named the Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor, the highest research award at NEIU; in 2021, he was honored to be named a Caterpillar Professor, the highest research award at Bradley.

Dr. Adams has published more than 75 articles and book chapters as well as nine books including Narrating the Closet: An Autoethnography of Same-Sex Attraction (Routledge), Autoethnography (Oxford University Press), Living Sexuality: Stories of LGBTQ Relationships, Identities, and Desires (Brill | Sense), and the Handbook of Autoethnography (Routledge). 

Dr. Adams has facilitated workshops on qualitative research at the Qualitative Research Summer Intensive and numerous institutions, including the University of Edinburgh, Texas A&M, the University of Alabama, and the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes. He is the executive director of the International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative, a co-editor of the Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives book series (Routledge), and the founding co-editor of the Journal of Autoethnography (University of California Press).