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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 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. After calling Japan, UK, Malta, and Finland home, he now lives in Florida with his husband and dog. Learn more at https://marlenharrison.com.
[bill at theautoethnographer dot com]
William J. Doan, Ph.D., is a past president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a Fellow in the College of Fellows of The American Theatre. In addition to articles in scholarly journals, Doan has co-authored three books and several plays. He has created solo performance projects at a variety of venues across the U.S., and abroad, including Drifting, a solo performance about traumatic brain, injury, sibling loss, and memory. His current work includes a new performance piece, Frozen In The Toilet Paper Aisle of Life, part of a larger project titled The Anxiety Project. Work from this project includes multiple short graphic narratives published in the Annals of Internal Medicine/Graphic Medicine, Cleaver Magazine, and Intima: the Journal of Narrative Medicine, as well as an award winning short animated film, Inhale, Exhale, Draw. He is a Professor of Theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture and Director of the Arts and Design Research Incubator at The Pennsylvania State University. Doan served as artist-in-residence for the College of Nursing for two years and as the Penn State Laureate for 2019-2020.
[jessica at theautoethnographer dot com]
Jessica Smartt Gullion, PhD, is Associate Dean of Research for the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Woman’s University. She is also an Associate Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Faculty of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies. She teaches a variety of courses on qualitative research methods. She has published more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Her writing has appeared in such journals as the International Review of Qualitative Research, the Journal of Applied Social Science, and Qualitative Inquiry. Her essays and Op-Eds have appeared in a variety of outlets, including Newsweek, The Conversation, Alternet, and Inside Higher Ed, and she is regularly quoted by national media. Her books include: Doing Ethnography. With Susan Harper. (Guilfold, in production); Qualitative Research in Health and Illness. (Oxford University Press, in production); Researching With: A Decolonizing Approach to Community-Based Action Research. With Abigail Tilton (Brill/Sense, 2021); Diffractive Ethnography: Social Science and the Ontological Turn. (Routledge, 2018); Writing Ethnography. (Brill/Sense, 2016); Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling. (The MIT Press, 2015; reprinted in paperback 2017; reprinted on Kindle 2020); October Birds: A Novel about Pandemic Influenza, Infection Control, and First Responders (Brill/Sense, 2014). Edited anthologies include Redefining Disability. With Paul Bones and Danielle Barber. (Brill/Sense, 2021), in production; In Sickness and in Health: Sociological Perspectives on Healthcare. With John Malek-Ahmadi. (Cognella, 2015); Voices in Sociology: An Introduction to the Core Concepts. With Cynthia T Cook, Helen Brethauer-Gay, and Amitra Hodge-Wall. (Cognella, 2011).
[antony at theautoethnographer dot com]
Antony Kaminju is a renowned photographer, & academic, originally from Kenya but currently living in South Africa. A self driven Multimedia Content Producer and Editor. Forward thinking creative who uses digital tools and platforms to communicate contemporary issues. He also finds attraction in a sentence that burns with energy and to music with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of drums, the crush of the cymbals! He is the founding editor of Photohadithi.org, a collaborative visual platform with presence in Nairobi and Johannesburg whose integral mission is to nurture and explore on different forms of visual story telling. He is currently a facilitator of documentary photography studies at the Market Photo Workshop in South Africa, a leading Photography Institute in the African continent. He has also lectured at University of Witwatersrand and at University of Johannesburg. He is former Photographic editor of the Nation Media group Kenya. His work has been published by international agencies, Reuters, Aljazeera, BBC among others. His has also exhibited widely and is part of art collection by the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) in France and the Wedge Gallery in Toronto, Canada. He holds a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Media studies –University of Witwatersrand and Diplomas in Photography from International institute of Journalism- Berlin and the Market Photo workshop, South Africa. He is currently an MA by research candidate in Film & Television studies at University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
[nadine at theautoethnographer dot com]
Dr. Nadine Khair is an assistant professor in marketing and is currently the department head at the American University of Madaba. She completed her PhD in the UK and specialised in international marketing, consumer behaviour and fashion marketing. She also pursued her bachelors and master’s degree in international business and marketing at Hagan School of Business, New York. She previously occupied different positions, such as Marketing and Sales Team leader with Estee-Lauder in New York and Sales & Marketing Manager /Assistant Operation Manager at Jordanian Coast Cargo in Jordan. Her research interests articulate around international marketing, consumer behaviour, fashion marketing, gender-related studies, ethnography and auto-ethnography.
[jay at theautoethnographer dot com]
Jacob Meadows is known by many as Jay, but will publish as Jacob. He is a gay man in small town South Carolina, fighting the good fight through poetry, prose, and local activism. He received his MA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020 and his MA in English from SNHU in 2022. You can find him on Facebook and Instagram @readJacobMeadows.
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Shanita Mitchell currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Rappahannock Scholars Program at the University of Mary Washington. Since graduating from UMW with her B.A. in 2012, she has continued to pursue her passion for providing underserved and underrepresented student populations with college access opportunities and scholarships by working in and with the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid, and serving as the advisor for various multicultural and performance organizations on campus. That same passion recently led Shanita to acquire her M.A. in English from Southern New Hampshire University with the intent to expand beyond the administrative side of higher ed and into the classroom. Shanita also works as a dance instructor at The Courthouse School of Ballet and Umbiance Dance Studio. In her spare time, Shanita enjoys portrait painting, amateur photography, costuming, video editing, and advancing her study of Black feminist thought, Critical Race Theory, and autoethnography as a meaningful expression of self.
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Odessa Ogo is a community college Developmental Composition professor whose initial foray into the world of autoethnographies opened her mind’s eye to a new sense of self and provided fodder for upcoming writing projects and new ways to engage her (at times) reluctant students. Using autoethnography, her master’s thesis explored her experiences as part of the CHamoru diaspora and the effects of colonization on CHamoru culture. She received her MA in English from Southern New Hampshire University. Her research interests include ethnic studies, food, food and culture, cultural studies, and autoethnography.
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