Identity is a reflection of how people view themselves within the social structure (Campbell, 2010; Hill & Thomas, 2000). Too often these identities are mirror images of normalized labels and affiliations defined by, and through, social norms and values. Introspective of social constructs and teachings of normalcy, often times one’s identity and status is never questioned (Ramsey, 2004). Juxtaposing systemic thinking with personal knowledge, this article offers insights into the uses and contributions of critical autobiographical research as a both paradigm of research and practice. This article seeks to link the application of critical autobiography with educational practice and theory to promote social justice, identity development, and lifelong learning.
Autobiographical Research, Narrative Inquiry, Identity Development
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Walker, A. (2017). Critical Autobiography as Research. The Qualitative Report, 22(7), 1896-1908. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss7/10