In this paper, the first author autoethnographically describes, discusses and reflects on her process of becoming a researcher based on her PhD journey. She explores how the development of knowledge and her understandings of what counts as knowledge is entangled with her personal and professional development. The second and third authors join with her to explore and comment on the ways in which her doctoral topic knowledge and her process of becoming a researcher co-evolved. On this basis, all authors challenge and trouble what counts as qualitative knowledge and inquiry in contemporary academia and discuss the need for the provision of curiosity-nurturing and troubling environments.
Autoethnography, Onto-Epistemology, Troubling, Critical Qualitative Inquiry, Becoming a Researcher
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Klevan, T., Karlsson, B., & Grant, A. (2019). The Color of Water: An Autoethnographically-Inspired Journey of My Becoming a Researcher. The Qualitative Report, 24(6), 1242-1257. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2019.3562