A Collaborative Autoethnographic Platica: The Multi-Layered Citizen in Academia

Check out this coauthored working paper, “A Collaborative Autoethnographic Platica: The Multi-Layered Citizen in Academia” by Ziwei Qi, yours truly (Annie Isabel Fukushima), and Leticia Alvarez Gutiérrez (cc’d).

Abstract: This collaborative autoethnographic platica centralizes a research methodology in which the researchers retrospectively and selectively analyze their personal experiences among three academics (authors), a Chinese, a KoreXicana, and a Purépecha/Chicana through conversations – pláticas. This paper draws upon Nira Yuval-Davis’ notion of the multi-layered citizen, whereby women of color academics belong to multiple political communities. The authors reflect on the vicissitudes of the global pandemic, yellow peril discourse, anti-immigration, ongoing racism, and gender-based violence. These sociopolitical issues are the context for what it means to teach and do research in a predominantly white institution (PWI) where exclusions are rife. The authors also discuss challenges experienced, institutional structures, and interlocking oppressions related to research and teaching.

https://www.purdue.edu/butler/working-paper-series/2022/fall.php

Ziwei Qi, Annie Isabel Fukushima, and Leticia Alvarez Gutiérrez. 2023. A Collaborative Autoethnographic Platica: The Multi-Layered Citizen in Academia. Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and ADVANCE Purdue Center for Faculty Success Working Paper Series 5(2): pg 16-25.

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