How Autoethnographic are you?
In this keynote address, DERC Professor Annette Markham discusses autoethnography as a range of perspectives for conducting research that is reflexive, acknowledges differing positionalities takes an communitarian ethic of care. Drawing on a range of approaches and techniques from multiple disciplinary angles, and using the self as the primary filter through which the world is experienced and understood, autoethnography can faciliate strong, critical analysis of cultural practices, relations, and formations. Aimed at researchers with little or no experience with autoethnography as an epistemology or approach, Annette focuses on how autoethngoraphy might become more or less salient at different points or critical junctures in a study. This talk explains how there are many ways to practice autoethngraphy, and that most ethnography –indeed, all inquiry– involves significant “auto” and autoethnographic moments. Professor Markham provides examples of recent autoethnographic practice from a series of studies conducted around lived experience of isolation during COVID.
Keynote address opens the Autoethnography Summer School 2021, June 7, 2021, from 10:30-12:00 CET. Recording will be available on request.