Computer conferencing illustration by Alexandra Koch for Pixabay

Throughout the first week of January, 2022, the International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry ( will hold their International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (ISAN) as an online conference. “ISAN will provide scholars and practitioners of all experience levels an opportunity to present their autoethnographic and personal narrative projects and to participate in dialogue and sociability with scholars across a variety of disciplines.” Conference sessions will:

  • Use autoethnography and/or personal narrative to engage social, political, cultural, and personal issues;
  • Address theoretical or methodological aspects of autoethnography and narrative; and/or
  • Interrogate or advance autoethnographic and narrative practices.

Members of The AutoEthnographer’s Editorial Board will be present including founder and editor-in-chief, Marlen Harrison, who will be discussing the creation and evolution of The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine as the final session at 5pm ET on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. Additionally, editors including Professor Odessa Ogo, award-winning artist Shanita Mitchell, and poet Jay Meadows will join Marlen and others to discuss the disciplinary and organizational applications of autoethnography at 11am ET on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022:

11:00-11:50am (EST)Tuesday, January 4th, 2022Zoom Room C

7. Disciplinary and Organizational Applications of Autoethnography

Moderator: Sandra Pensoneau-Conway, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

  • Advancing Analytical Autoethnography in the Conflict Resolution Field, Yehuda Silverman, Independent Scholar
  • Disrupting the MA English Thesis: Using Autoethnography to Explore Culture and Identity in Advanced Literary Studies, Marlen Elliot Harrison, Southern New Hampshire University (USA), Jacob Meadows, Southern New Hampshire University (USA), Shanita Mitchell, Southern New Hampshire University (USA), Odessa Ogo, Southern New Hampshire University (USA)
  • Organizational Bullying and Exit: An Autoethnography of Bullying in a Non-Profit Unpaid Labor Context, R. Tyler Spradley, Stephen F. Austin State University (USA)
  • Adventurously Different, Jason Wragg, University of Central Lancashire (England), and Rebekkah O’Gorman, University of Central Lancashire (England)

5:00-5:50pm (EST)Wednesday, January 5th, 2022Zoom Room B

Meet the Editor

43. Technicolor Third Space: Why I Developed The AutoEthnographer, A New Literary and Arts Magazine Marlen Elliot Harrison, The AutoEthnographer Magazine

Registration is only $50 USD for access to all of the presentations and workshops. Alternatively, one may register solely for all of the workshops ($25 USD) or all of the presentations ($25 USD). Learn more at

Featured image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay

About Author

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The AutoEthnographer, Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison is an instructor in the fields of English and Education whose autoethnographic writing has appeared in a diverse array of publications including Writing on the Edge, Reflections on English Language Teaching, The Qualitative Report, and Qualitative Research in Psychology. As a journalist, Marlen was the managing editor of the international beauty website, Fragrantica, as well as contributor to publications such as Playboy, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, ESL Magazine, The New York Times, Basenotes, The Language Teacher, and Men’s Health. As an academic and cultural researcher, Marlen has enjoyed contributing to projects at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Finland’s University of Jyväskylä, and the Japan Association for Language Teaching. Having taught and guest-lectured at leading institutions such as Doshisha University (Japan), Florida International University (USA), and University of Helsinki (Finland), Marlen is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University where he also teaches in the online MA English programs. Having called Japan, UK, Malta, and Finland home, he now lives in Florida with his husband and dog. Learn more at

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