Education | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
This article presents the connection of a personal dissertation process to the wider world of qualitative research. Using the concept of transitional space as a metaphor, the author chronicles her theoretical transition from critical race theory to poststructural theory to emerging questions about material feminism. This transition is mapped to three major qualitative research moments within the field: modernist, crisis of representation, and the future. Autoethnography and found text are used to present the micro and macro telling of the dissertation process. White racial identity development among Christian teacher educators at a religious university was the original dissertation focus. Ethical dilemmas emerged during the data collection process, presenting the researcher with a theoretical crisis that needed to be addressed.
©2011 SAGE Publications.
Inward, outward, onward: autoethnography of a dissertation in (qualitative) transitional space.
Qualitative Inquiry, 2011, volume 17, issue 8, pages 725-731
Harris, Genevieve, "Inward, Outward, Onward: Autoethnography of a Dissertation in (Qualitative) Transitional Space" (2011). Faculty Publications. Accepted Version. Submission 7.