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Lina Fe Simoy
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Executive Director of Media Development & Editorial Board Member at The AutoEthnographer.

Currently pursuing a PhD in Global Communication at Bangkok University, Lina obtained a master’s degree in Development Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of the Philippines. Her research interests include sustainable communication, autoethnography, dramaturgical framing, women’s leadership development, social media environments, and development communication. She currently serves as the Asia Pacific Regional Director for a global executive search firm, and as a Leadership Development Mentor & Interview Leader at Wedu – a non-profit organization supporting young women from Asia in their leadership development. She recently collaborated with “WERise x SheDisrupts Philippines 2022” and "SheDisrupts Indonesia 2023" – an annual venture competition, mentorship and pre-acceleration program for women-led, social-impact startups. Her project on digital training and work-from-home readiness was awarded with seed funding at the 2021 U.S.-ASEAN Innovation Circle Grassroots Competition (“Sustainable Human Capital Supply in the Digital Economy” category). Lina is passionate about theater arts, which she practiced for 15 years. She is currently serving as PhD Ambassador in Thailand for the International Association for Media and Communication Research ( She recently got admitted to Jönköping University taking a doctoral course in Sustainable Communication. She lives between Thailand and China with her husband, Edoardo.

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The AutoEthnographer is an award-winning digital literary and arts magazine. We are non-profit (501)(c)(3), open-access, and peer-reviewed. Our mission is to present the creative side of autoethnography, a method of qualitative inquiry that unites autobiography and ethnography. Authors and artists do this by utilizing lived experience as evidence with which to explore cultural phenomena.

We are dedicated to creating a public, open-source space for creatives to share their personal stories of cultural experience. We aim to

  • support emerging authors and artists,
  • promote cultural diversity and appreciation,
  • and to celebrate creative expression as a vehicle for shared understanding and positive change.

New to autoethnography? Visit What Is Autoethnography? How Can I Learn More? Interested in contributing? View our editorial board’s What Do Editors Look for When Reviewing Evocative Autoethnography? And check out our Submissions page. View Our Team to learn about our editorial board. Please see our Work with Us page to learn about volunteering at The AutoEthnographer. Visit Scholarships to learn about our annual student scholarship competition.


Research over the last 4 decades has illustrated how autoethnography is a powerful tool for personal and professional reflection and expression. We believe that autoethnographic creative expression can educate, heal, inspire, illuminate, and challenge. Our independent editorial team is comprised of international artists, performers, writers, and scholars. Together we invite unpublished, evocative stories that celebrate the intersection of personal expression and cultural inquiry. Stories may be textual, audio, visual, or multimodal. Editors particularly seek to give voice to those who feel marginalized or voiceless in their research or creative journeys. We recognize that there are many ways to perform cultural inquiry and with many different purposes and audiences in mind. We also invite reflections on performing autoethnography, interviews with or among autoethnographers, and news/resources. Theoretical, academic, and philosophical treatments of autoethnography are recommended for submission to The Journal of Autoethnography (unaffiliated).


We seek to make autoethnography more accessible via a focus on non-academic, creative work presented in an array of modalities. Likewise, we value opportunities to nurture contributors and help connect them to audiences. We foster an editorial environment of encouragement and support; our editors regularly volunteer to assist contributors in developing their submissions. We also understand the significance of social presence for our contributors. As such, we share our work across numerous social media platforms. We also participate in relevant literary and academic communities, and present at international conferences. Visibility of our contributors is one of our most important goals.

A highlight of our content is our additional yearly special issue dedicated to important global themes. In 2022 we focused on creative work reflective of or in response to “climate change” and “bodily autonomy”. In 2023 we will host special issues on “laughter” and “queer”.

Though our magazine is published in the English language, we are a proponent of trans-languaging. We invite our contributors to submit work in more than one language and/or to code-switch as desired. We also offer a basic translation tool capable of translating content into more than 40 different languages. Please view our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement.

ISSN: 2833-1400