“He put his a** in your faces:” disruption of voice and inclusion in an academic conference witnessed through collaborative ethnography and critical incident technique

Anna CohenMiller, Michal Mahat-Shamir, Shani Pitcho-Prelorentzos, Chaya Possick

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Abstract

In this collaborative autoethnographic piece, we present voices through critical incident technique replaying the same event at an academic conference, all seeking to understand how and why the disruption of voice occurs and what to do to counter it. We contextualize these experiences in the ideal of “sustainability of qualitative inquiry” through a feminist reflexive process, problematizing the potential for critical qualitative inquiry. We question how ownership of power, knowledge, education and voice within academic spaces can be embodied by women and other underrepresented groups. In the end, we provide a set of three potential solutions for conference committees and individuals to critically self-reflect upon to create more social justice in qualitative research spaces. Such considerations are particularly important in times of social distancing, where considerations for inclusivity for all are imperative.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Innovative qualitative research
  • critical qualitative inquiry and collaborative autoethnography
  • gendered nature of higher education
  • inclusive spaces for academic conferences
  • micro-inequalities
  • voicing women's experiences and reflexivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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