The crooked room: intersectional tapdancing, academic performing, and negotiating black, woman, immigrant

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Abstract

This essay shares the wayfinding experience of an African American woman academic working in a white-privileged Australian university, trying to survive systems of oppression unacknowledged by those within the university space. The challenge of facing racial and gender stereotypes is akin to trying to stand straight in a crooked room. This critical autoethnography describes, through the medium of poetry, one black-woman-immigrant’s phases of survival, a journey to express self.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWayfinding and Critical Autoethnography
EditorsFetaui Iosefo, Stacy Holman Jones, Anne Harris
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter6
Pages85-100
Number of pages16
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781000220384
ISBN (Print)9780367343828, 9780367343798
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameICQI Foundations and Futures in Qualitative Inquiry
PublisherRoutledge

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