Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Piecing together my own map: Choosing a dissertation off the beaten path, and other metaphors

I have been learning a lot about autoethnographic research over the last month. While methodological openness is a key virtue of autoethnography, “venturing into the unknown of self-study can be intimidating, especially when no guide provides an overview of how the methodological processes interrelate” (Struthers, 2014, p. 83). My current proposal is guided by scholarly advice not to “fall into presenting an overly intellectualized and reified map” (Anderson & Glass-Coffin, 2013, p. 58) but to remain open to adaptation, innovation, and learning as I go. Here's to the scholars who are forging and foraging our way through the tangled fields of knowledge!

P.S. I am offering "Focus Fridays" for anyone doing research, writing, or creative work and could use a dedicated space in which to immerse. 

Remaining dates in Antrim, NH:
June 28; July 12, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 30; September 6, 20, 27 

Additional dates at Antioch University New England:
July 19; August 23; September 13

Interested? Let's connect.