The James P. Curtis Distinguished Lecture

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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The UA College of Education, Capstone Education Society, Southeastern Universities Graduate Research Symposium (SUGRS), and the Department of Educational Studies present the 2021 James P. Curtis Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, April 21st, 3:30-4:30pm on Zoom. 


This year's speaker will be Dr. Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor at The University of Georgia. Here is information about the talk:

  • Title, "A Scholarly Journey to Autoethnography: A Way to Understand, Survive, and Resist"
  • Wednesday, April 21st, 3:30-4:30pm, on Zoom
  • Abstract: This talk will explore the use of autoethnography in relation to the racialized and gendered experiences and topics, and present my journey from using narratives to autoethnography as a natural and organic evolution. Autoethnography, as a qualitative research method, takes the lived experiences of the researcher, examining those incidences in relation to the cultural contexts. I will offer illustrations from my narrative, autoethnographic, and collaborative autoethnographic works, including considerations of how, as a Black woman, gender and an accompanying hierarchical system, race, have disparately influenced my life and the lives of many women, especially Women of Color. Additionally, I will examine and explain the importance of reflexivity in this work and emphasize the importance of theoretical frameworks to interpretive analysis.
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