I introduce artistic autoethnography and how the term a/r/tifact opens up the imagination to the possibilities of autoethnographic artmaking.
"Autoethnography and culture: Embodied inquiry is not a formula, or methodology, but a way of being, being open to the body as a source of knowledge, wonder, difficulty, fragility and utter joy."
Dilek Isler Hayirli·
All ContentAutoethnographic MultimediaEducationFrom the EditorsReflections on MethodVolume 2, Issue 3 (2022)··13 min read
"I had not been aware that this emotional research was also performing autoethnography, collecting memories from the field"
I use autoethnography to provide first-hand observations in the predominantly conservative English classroom as a way to analyze and understand a rise in toxic masculinity and its detrimental impacts.
All ContentAutoethnographic EssaysAutoethnographic PoetryEducationFrom the EditorsVolume 3, Issue 2 (2023)··4 min read
A tsunami of words, images, learned and pushed feelings and thoughts go through us every day. Poetry is a way to find our own voice.
Patricia Leavy and Marlen Harrison···14 min read
"In my interview with award-winning author Patricia Leavy on literary research, we also discuss her evolution from academic to novelist, her genre of "social fiction," and her latest novels series, Celestial Bodies."
Dilek Isler Hayirli···9 min read
"In Turkey, we must consider opening folklore & the social sciences, but this time more powerfully, staggeringly, and creatively."
Odessa Ogo, Antony Kaminju, Shanita Mitchell, Jacob Meadows, Jessica Smartt Gullion, Nadine Khair, William Doan and Marlen Harrison···6 min read
"When I review evocative autoethnography I look for that layer in the contribution that will entertain and connect to a cultural issue."
Jessica Smartt Gullion···5 min read
"One way to reach broader audiences is to embrace creative nonfiction and use storytelling as academic writing."
Students at any age or level can be nominated for our student scholarships which come with an opportunity to join our editorial board!
All ContentAutoethnographic MultimediaEducationFrom the EditorsReflections on MethodVolume 2, Issue 1 (2022)··5 min read
"In this brief, animated autoethnography, I utilize the concept of a sociocultural third space to consider why evocative autoethnography can benefit from its own literary and arts journal."
Lina Fe Simoy···3 min read
In the women’s history month, The AutoEthnographer supported "Her Story Leads: Amplifying Women’s voices through digital storytelling".